Yankees re-sign Jeter for one-year, $12 million
The Yankees have re-signed Derek Jeter to a one-year, $12 million deal, the club announced Friday.
Jeter held a $9.5 million player option for 2014, the final installment of a deal he signed before the 2011 season that ended up paying him $51 million over three years. Instead, he and the club reached the new agreement.
The 39-year-old shortstop appeared in just 17 games last season due to injuries that required four separate disabled list stints. Prior to 2013, he had only been on the DL five times, missing just a combined 82 games in his first 18 Major League seasons.
Jeter hit .190 with eight runs, one double, one home run and seven RBIs in those 17 games.
Jeter is a .312 career hitter, and ninth on baseball's all-time hits list (3,316) and the game's active leader. The 13-time All-Star will become the longest-tenured player in franchise history with his first game played in 2014, breaking the record he currently shares with closer Mariano Rivera, who retired this year.
Named the 11th captain in team history on June 3, 2003, Jeter is the Yankees' all-time leader in hits, games, stolen bases, at-bats, singles (2,470) and hit by pitches (164). He also ranks second in doubles (Lou Gehrig 534), third in runs (Babe Ruth 1,959, Gehrig 1,888) and ninth in homers. No active player has appeared in more games for his current team than Derek Jeter, and he is 10th all-time in games played among Major Leaguers who have spent their entire careers with one team.
Additionally, Jeter is one of just two players in Major League history, along with Willie Mays, to record at least 3,000 hits, 250 home runs, 300 stolen bases and 1,200 RBIs in their careers.