Buster Olney of ESPN reported that the Yankees have re-signed their shortstop to a one-year deal for $12 million, which is a raise from the player option that Jeter held, which was for $9.5 million; an option many felt that he would exercise anyway considering he was out for most of the season with multiple injuries last season.
"The Yankees have signed Derek Jeter to a one-year, $12 million deal, they announce," he tweeted.
The 39-year-old Jeter only played in 15 games in 2013 and hit .190 with one home run and seven RBI after a calf, hamstring, knee and ankle injuries kept Jeter on the sidelines, but the Yankees made it very clear that they wanted their captain and shortstop back next year.
However, due to Jeter's age, plus the ankle surgery performed and the recovery time that took a lot of time away from Jeter being on the field, there's been some speculation that Jeter might not be able to play shortstop anymore, but that will be something the team and Jeter will have to figure out before next season begins.
There's been some speculation that the team could pursue Boston Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew in free agency and could be their starting shortstop next season if they decide to sign him. But for right now, their captain is back and signed for another season and will wear the pinstripes for at least one more season.
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