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Posada says he is done as Yankee

Yankees catcher and designated hitter Jorge Posada stated at hisfoundation dinner last night that there was no chance he would be backas a Yankee next season.

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Yankees catcher and designated hitter Jorge Posada stated at his foundation dinner last night that there was no chance he would be back as a Yankee next season. And the decision now was whether he wanted to sign with another team or retire.

“I don’t think there’s not even a percentage of chance that I can come back,” Posada said at the dinner.

Posada also said his agent has received multiple offers from other clubs, though he did not elaborate on which.

Posada came up with the Yankees in 1995 and 1996, playing briefly, before playing 60 games in 1997. He took over full-time from now Yankees manager Joe Girardi in 1998 when he played in 111 games and batted .268 with 17 home runs.

He would start at catcher for the next 11 seasons before moving to designated hitter this past season.

“I don’t know if I want to play. I don't know if I want to stay home,” Posada said. “I will always be a Yankee. The New York Yankees for me is my second family. It will be tough to put on another uniform for real and learn another set of rules and all that stuff.”



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