New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter has announced on his Facebook page that the upcoming 2014 baseball season will be his last.

The Yankees captain wrote a 15-paragraph note on the social media site explaining why he's retiring after this upcoming season:

"Last year was tough one for me. As I suffered through a bunch of injuries, I realized that some of the things that always came easily to me and were always fun had started to become a struggle."

He also said :

"I could not be more sure.  I know in my heart. The 2014 season will be my last year playing professional baseball."

Jeter was slowed down by injuries last season, He played in just 17 games and hit a career-low .190 with one home run and seven RBIs.

For his career, Jeter has 3,316 hit with a .312 batting average and 256 home runs.