Derek Jeter: 'The time is right'

Updated: February 19, 2014, 4:34 PM ET
By Andrew Marchand | ESPNNewYork.com

TAMPA, Fla. -- Derek Jeter says he will retire after the 2014 season because he is simply ready to begin the second half of his life.

"I feel the time is right," said a seemingly unemotional Jeter, dressed in a Yankees hat, pullover and team shorts. "There are other things I want to do."

On Wednesday, the 39-year-old Jeter spoke publicly for the first time since announcing his plans on Facebook a week ago. He said he would like to start a family post-retirement, extend his business ...

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