Derek Jeter: ‘Time is right’ to retire

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Derek Jeter said 20 years in the major leagues will be enough. He just wouldn’t really say why.

The New York Yankees captain responded to questions for nearly half an hour Wednesday in Tampa, Fla., a week after announcing this will be his final season. But he provided few answers.

‘‘You can’t do this forever. I'd like to, but you can’t do it forever, and I feel as though the time is right after this year,’’ he said. ‘‘There’s some things that I look forward to doing.’’

On the day the team’s position players reported for spring training, Jeter spoke in the pavilion behind the third-base stands, where closer Mariano Rivera said last March that 2013 would be his final season.

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