MIAMI (AP) — Jorge Posada has agreed to team up with Derek Jeter again, this time in the front office of the Miami Marlins, said a person with knowledge of the negotiations.
Posada will work as a special adviser to Jeter, his longtime New York Yankees teammate and now Marlins CEO, said the person who spoke to The Associated Press Tuesday on condition of anonymity because the hiring has not been formally announced.
Like Jeter, Posada spent his entire playing career with the Yankees. Posada has also primarily been a South Florida resident since retiring after the 2011 season.
Posada batted .273 with 275 home runs and 1,065 RBIs in parts of 17 seasons with the Yankees. He also was the batter when the Marlins recorded their final out to beat the Yankees in the 2003 World Series, hitting a soft grounder toward first base and being tagged out by pitcher Josh Beckett to end the game and give then-Florida its second world championship.
The Marlins have not played a postseason game since.
Jeter is entering his second season as the team’s CEO. He inherited a team that had a former Yankees star in Don Mattingly as its manager, and has since added plenty of other people with Yankees ties — including vice president of player development Gary Denbo, director of player personnel Dan Greenlee, director of amateur scouting DJ Svihlik and now, Posada.