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Jeter says no to retirement

7:24 PM, Feb 24, 2012   |    comments
Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter
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Tampa, Florida (AP) - Derek Jeter says he has no plans to follow Jorge Posada and Andy Pettitte into retirement - yet.

"If I didn't think I was capable of playing at a high level then I would go home," Jeter said Friday, reporting day for New York Yankees position players . "If I wasn't enjoying myself, enjoying the competition, then it would be time to go home."

"Right now I think I'm capable and enjoying myself," he added. "I have a lot of confidence. If that starts to waver, then I wouldn't do it."

The Yankees' shortstop is getting started on his 18th big league season and he could very well be the last member of the Yankees' Core Four after this year.

This winter, Posada joined Pettitte in retirement, while Mariano Rivera strongly hinted this week that 2012 will be his final year.

Associated Press

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