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Derek Jeter to Retire After This Season

<p>In a message on his Facebook page, New York Yankees star Derek Jeter said it was "time to move forward."</p>
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Yankees captain Derek Jeter, all-star shortstop and fan favorite, announced his upcoming retirement Wednesday in a letter posted on his Facebook page.

"I realized that some of the things that always came easily to me and were always fun had started to become a struggle," Jeter wrote. "I know it in my heart. The 2014 season will be my last year playing professional baseball."

Read the letter in its entirety below, or by visiting Facebook. Find the full story on NBC Sports.

Derek Jeter posted this letter to Facebook on Feb. 12, 2014.
Derek Jeter posted this letter to Facebook on Feb. 12, 2014.