New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is expected to announce his retirement later Friday effective at the end of the season, sources told ESPN’s Buster Olney.
Teixeira, 36, is a three-time All-Star and five-time Gold Glove winner. His best season came in 2009, his first with the Yankees, when he hit .292 and finished second in AL MVP voting.
The Yankees have scheduled a 3 p.m. ET news conference about Teixeira, although they did not detail the reason.
Teixeira is in the eighth and final season of a $180 million contract he signed as a free agent in December 2008. He is hitting .198 with 10 home runs and 27 RBIs in 77 games this year.
Teixeira has also played for the Texas Rangers and Atlanta Braves over his 14-year career. He owns a .269 career batting average with 404 homers and 1281 RBIs.