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Yankees sign Jeter to $12 million deal

By By The Sports Xchange
Published On: Nov 01 2013 04:01:22 PM CDT
Derek Jeter, New York Yankees

Ray Stubblebine/Reuters

The New York Yankees announced Friday that they re-signed shortstop Derek Jeter to a one-year, $12 million contract.

Jeter is coming off a season in which he batted just .190 in only 63 at-bats with eight runs, one double, one home run and seven RBIs over 17 games. He spent four stints on the disabled list and missed 145 games, mainly recovering from a broken ankle sustained in the 2012 playoffs.

Over his 19-year career, Jeter, 39, has batted .312 with 3,316 hits, 1,876 runs, 525 doubles, 65 triples, 256 home runs, 1,261 RBIs and 348 stolen bases over 2,602 games.

He is ninth on Major League Baseball's all-time hits list and leads all active players. He helped the Yankees win World Series titles in 1996, 1998-2000 and 2009, is a 13-time All-Star and a five-time Gold Glove Award winner.

Jeter won his fifth Silver Slugger Award in 2012 after collecting 216 hits, the eighth time he had at least 200 hits in a season.

The Yankees' captain is the franchise's all-time leader in hits, games, stolen bases, at-bats, singles and hit by pitches.

Jeter is one of just two players in major league history with at least 3,000 hits, 250 home runs, 300 stolen bases and 1,200 RBI, joining Willie Mays.