The New York Yankees have decided to hang on to their popular captain Derek Jeter, for at least one more season. On Friday, the club announced that they had re-signed the 39-year old shortstop to a one-year deal worth $12 million.
2013 was not a great year for Jeter, who had multiple trips to the disabled list and only played in 17 games. After fracturing his ankle in the 2012 playoffs, Jeter had high hopes for a successful return season. Unfortunately it was less than what he had hoped for. He only managed a .190 average with a home run and seven RBI's during those 17 games.
Jeter has spent his entire MLB career with the Yankees. After being named team captain in 2003, he has gone on to appear in more games and is the team leader in hits, games, stolen bases, at-bats, singles, and hit by pitches. He is second in doubles behind Lou Gehrig, and ninth in home runs. In addition, he joins Willie Mays as the only two players in baseball history to record at least 3,000 hits, 250 home runs, 300 stolen bases, and 1,200 RBI's in their career.
Nobody's sure what 2014 will hold for the shortstop, but he's definitely hoping for a better run that what he had this year. And so are the Yankees, who want nothing more than to see him succeed more than ever.