Yankees catcher Jorge Posada to retire

Posada ranks eighth all time in home runs among players whose primary position was catcher.

Yankees catcher Jorge Posada will announce his retirement Tuesday after 17 years as an MLB player.

Posada, 40, has played on five World Series championship teams. He finishes his career with .273 batting average with 900 runs, 379 doubles, 275 home runs and 1,065 RBI in 1,829 games.

He is one of just five players in baseball history to record at least 1,500 hits, 350 doubles, 275 home runs and 1,000 RBI while playing at least half of his games at catcher.

The Puerto Rican native is a five-time Silver Slugger Award winner. He has hit home runs in 29 different ballparks, the most by any player in Yankees history. He is ranked seventh on the Yankees’ all-time list.  

Posada will officially announce his retirement at a press conference at Yankee Stadium at 11 a.m. Tuesday, according to the Yankees.



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