New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter posted a letter on his Facebook page Wednesday saying 2014 will be his final year.
The 39-year-old Yankees captain is a 13-time All-Star who was limited to 17 games last season while trying to recover from a broken ankle sustained during the 2012 playoffs. He said he's fully ready for spring training.
"I know it in my heart. The 2014 season will be my last year playing professional baseball," Jeter, a .312 career hitter with 3,316 base hits, wrote. "I have gotten the very most out of my life playing baseball, and I have absolutely no regrets."
"Derek Jeter is Mr. Yankee of his era," Yankees co-chairman Hank Steinbrenner told the Associated Press.
Miami lineman Richie Incognito lashed out at teammate Jonathan Martin on Twitter, saying "The truth is going to bury you and your entire 'camp.' " Incognito also wrote Martin told him he thought about committing suicide because he wasn't playing well. Incognito's series of tweets come as the NFL is preparing to release a report on the Dolphins' bullying case. Martin previously said he was harassed daily by Incognito and other teammates, leading to his departure from the team Oct. 28. Incognito recently finished a three-month suspension and isn't expected to return to Miami.
A proposed change by the NCAA rules committee would prohibit offenses from snapping the ball until at least 10 seconds had run off the 40-second play clock, slowing down the up-tempo, no-huddle attacks. An exception will be made for the final two minutes of each half. The proposal needs approval from the playing rules oversight panel March 6. "I don't see it playing a huge role. It's just a pacifying thing of some nature," Cal offensive coordinator Tony Franklin said. If the offense snaps the ball before the play clock reaches 29 seconds, a 5-yard penalty will be assessed.
Staff writer Jeff Faraudo contributed to this report.