Longtime New York Yankees catcher Jorge Posada will announce his retirement Tuesday, according to a tweet from the Yankees’ official Twitter account.
Jorge Posada will hold a press conference on Tuesday at Yankee Stadium to announce his retirement.—
New York Yankees (@Yankees) January 23, 2012
Posada, 40, hit just .235/.315/.398 with 14 home runs and 44 RBI in 115 games for the Yankees last season. Over the course of his 17-year-career, the four-time All-Star averaged .273/.374/.474 with 24 home runs and 94 RBI per 162 games.
Posada’s best season came in 2003 when he hit .281/.405/.518 with 30 home runs and 101 RBI. That season he finished third in the American League Most Valuable Player voting behind Alex Rodriguez and Carlos Delgado.
In total, Posada won four World Series with New York, and finished his career with 1664 hits and 275 home runs.