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Yankees Notes: Jorge Posada to Retire; Nakajima Details

Two big stories coming out of the New York Yankees right now: first, the huge news that Jorge Posada is set to retire after the club pledged to move on without him (what, you wanted Posada to play in Miami?), and two, Nakajima details that clarify why he didn't accept the $1 million offer from the Yankees:

  • Twitter / @JonHeymanCBS: hearing nakajima was offer ...
    "hearing nakajima was offered about $1M by yankees. bigger issue was role, however. he was starter (and a star) with seibu"
  • Why Nakajima did not sign with Yankees - Ken Rosenthal
    "His Japanese team, the Seibu Lions, posted him in December, indicating they were willing for him to leave — and willing to collect a posting fee from the highest bidder. But Nakajima will not play in the majors in 2012, and Seibu will not collect a fee. Instead, Nakajima will return to Seibu after failing to reach a deal with the New York Yankees and become an unrestricted free agent after next season."