Report: Ex-Yankees Catcher Jorge Posada to Join Derek Jeter's Marlins as Adviser

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistFebruary 12, 2019

MIAMI, FL - APRIL 02: Former New York Yankee Jorge Posada visits with CEO of the Miami Marlins Derek Jeter during the game against the Boston Red Sox at Marlins Park on April 2, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
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Former New York Yankees catcher Jorge Posada is joining the Miami Marlins organization as a special adviser to the baseball operations department, according to SiriusXM's Craig Mish.

Posada spent more than two decades with Miami chief executive officer Derek Jeter in the Yankees organization together, spending most of that time as teammates in the Bronx.

The Miami resident revealed to reporters in February 2018 that he would be open to taking a position with the Marlins as long as the job did not require much traveling:

Posada was a part of the legendary Core Four (Jeter, Posada, Mariano Rivera and Andy Pettitte) that led the Yankees to five World Series championships from 1996 to 2009.

The Puerto Rico native broke into the majors in 1995—the same year as Jeter—and spent his entire big league career in pinstripes, hitting .273/.374/.474 with 275 home runs and 1,065 RBI in his 17-year career. He earned five All-Star selections, five Silver Sluggers and two top-six finishes in American League MVP voting. 

He retired following the 2011 campaign. His No. 20 was retired by the Bronx Bombers. 

Jeter was part of the ownership group that took over the Marlins in 2017. Since then, Miami has undergone a roster overhaul by trading the then-National League MVP Giancarlo Stanton, reigning NL MVP Christian Yelich, All-Star outfielder Marcell Ozuna, two-time All-Star Dee Gordon, and, just recently, All-Star catcher J.T. Realmuto.

Even after jettisoning a number of star players in the year-plus since taking over in South Beach, Jeter recently went on the record to make it clear he was ready to establish a winning culture.

"I have no patience," Jeter said Monday, per the Associated Press. "I have zero patience. I've been preaching it. I don't have it."

The Marlins, who won the World Series in 1997 and 2003, are in the midst of a 15-year playoff drought and have not recorded a winning season since 2009.

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