TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi says Derek Jeter's retirement announcement will really strike him later this week.
The Yankees captain said last week in a statement that this will be his final season. He plans to discuss his decision during a news conference at Steinbrenner Field on Wednesday, when New York's position players report for spring training.
Girardi says Jeter's plan will sink in because it will the first time he's heard the star shortstop actually say he's leaving.
Girardi joined the Yankees as a catcher in 1996, when Jeter won the AL Rookie of the Year award, and was his teammate for four seasons. He's entering his seventh year as Jeter's manager.

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