Derek Jeter The King of the Gift Baskets is ready to settle down.
During a press conference at Yankees training camp, he addressed the reasons why he decided to retire.
“I feel the time is right,” said an unemotional Jeter, dressed in a Yankee hat, pullover and team shorts. “There are other things I want to do”
On Wednesday, the 39-year-old Jeter spoke for the first time since announcing his retirement on Facebook a week ago. Jeter said he would like to start a family post-retirement, extend his business career, do more philanthropic work, all without the burden of a 162-game season.