Former New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter says in a new interview that he doesn't miss the game and that he has not watched much baseball this season.
Jeter, who retired at the end of last season after 20 seasons and five World Series championships, spoke with SiriusXM Radio to talk about about his Players' Tribune website, which gives athletes a platform to write about topics they are passionate about.
Jeter hasn’t been around the team, as he did not attend spring training or the team’s home opener last week.
“To be honest with you, I don’t miss it at all,” Jeter said. “It was the right time for me. I’m content with what I’m doing now.”
Jeter says he might be around when the team retires the numbers of former teammates Bernie Williams, Jorge Posada and Andy Pettitte later this summer.
“I needed to get away from it for a while,” Jeter said. “They’re retiring a lot of my former teammates’ numbers this year and I’m pretty sure I’ll be up there for the festivities. I keep in touch with a few of them."
As for who is going to win the AL East this year?
"I really can't give you an answer but, you know, the AL East has always been a tough division; I'm sure it will continue to be tough," Jeter said. "But I have no clue. I really have not watched."
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