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Yankees' Jorge Posada retires

Updated: January 24, 2012, 5:37 PM ET
By Andrew Marchand | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- With tears filling his eyes, Jorge Posada announced his retirement from baseball on Tuesday. Posada began the press conference by reading from a prepared statement, calling his experience as a Yankee "priceless."

He thanked many in and outside the Yankees organization, including his wife, Laura, whom he called his "rock." When he got to his teammates, he briefly cried as he spoke about his best friend, shortstop Derek Jeter.

"Hopefully, you won't miss me that ...

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