Joe Torre gets Monument Park plaque Saturday
The Yankees will retire Joe Torre's No. 6 and unveil a Monument Park plaque to honor their former manager before Saturday's game against the White Sox.
Current manager Joe Girardi, who played and coached under Torre, said: "I think it's well deserved in what he was able to do here while he was here. Obviously, he meant a lot to this organization. He meant a lot to us as players in his leadership. I enjoyed playing for him, I enjoyed working for him as his bench coach and I obviously learned a lot along the way."
Torre was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame last month. In 12 seasons with the Yankees beginning in 1996, Torre's teams went to six World Series and won four. His regular-season record with the Yankees was 1,173-767 (.605) and his teams made the postseason all 12 years.
Jeter can rest
Retiring captain Derek Jeter, in a news conference with the Spanish-speaking media that covers the Yankees, was asked how he thinks he'll feel when the team opens spring training next year without him.
"How am I going to feel?" Jeter said. "I'm going to feel good. Because I don't have to get up. I don't have to work out. I don't have to go to sleep at a particular hour. So I'm looking forward to it."
Jeter also repeated that he doesn't see himself as a manager or general manager but rather as part of an ownership group.
Beltran gets in swing
Carlos Beltran, who had a third cortisone shot in his right elbow on Wednesday, could be available Saturday after taking some swings Friday night. Beltran is likely to need surgery after the season.