Derek Jeter Inks $12 Million Deal with Yankees

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The New York Yankees re-signed shortstop Derek Jeter to a one-year, $12 million contract on Friday. This new deal will make Jeter the longest-tenured player in team history when he hits the field on opening day in 2014.

Jeter is currently ninth on baseball’s all-time hit list, and has a .312 career batting average over his 19 seasons in the Major League. He has played with the Yankees all of his career.

The star player had a $9.5 million player option on the table, but the new contract replaced it. Jeter only played 17 games this year after breaking his ankle in the 2012 AL Championship game against Detroit. He struggled to get back on the field this year, re-injuring his ankle on separate occasions and having to be put on the disabled list four times.

This year, the Yankees’ captain hit .190 (12 for 63) with seven RBIs and one homer. He played 13 games at shortstop and four at designated hitter.

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