Jeter hires Posada to work with Marlins

Derek Jeter and Jorge Posada are teammates once again.

Jeter, now the CEO of the Miami Marlins, brought Posada on board as special adviser of baseball operations, according to Craig Mish of Sirius XM.

The two New York Yankees greats played together parts of 17 seasons and spent more than 20 years together in the organization. They joined Andy Pettitte and Mariano Rivera in the "Core Four" and won five World Series championships in the Bronx between 1996 and 2009.

Jeter would like to use some of that Yankees magic in rebuilding the Miami franchise.

The Marlins won the World Series in 1997 and 2003 but haven't made the playoffs since that last title. They haven't finished above .500 since 2009.

The 47-year-old Posada, a South Florida resident, said a year ago that he would consider a job with the Marlins if he didn't have to travel too much.

Since the ownership change in Miami, the Marlins have traded a handful of All-Stars in Christian Yelich, Giancarlo Stanton and Marcell Ozuna, infielder Dee Gordon and catcher J.T. Realmuto.

Betting site set the Marlins over/under for wins in the 2019 season at 65.5, better than only the Baltimore Orioles.

--Field Level Media

02/12/2019 15:43

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