You wouldn’t blame Derek Jeter if he decided to end his career after tonight’s heroics, but he will play this weekend as the Yankees wrap up their season with a three-game series against the Red Sox in Boston. However, his days of playing shortstop are officially over.
According to Chad Jennings of the Journal News, Jeter said after tonight’s game that he wanted to remember the view he had at shortstop at Yankee Stadium. He’ll be limited to pinch-hitter or designated hitter duties this weekend at Fenway Park.
“I’ve only played shortstop my entire career,” Jeter said. “And the last time I want to play it was tonight.”
Jeter said he made up his mind today. He’s not sure if he’ll be in the lineup tomorrow, but he plans to play “in some capacity” out of “respect to the Boston fans and the rivalry.” Though with the Red Sox out of the race, I’m guessing plenty of Yankees fans will find their way into the building this weekend.