NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Former New York Yankees star Derek Jeter has introduced his dog, Kane, to the world in a post on his website, The Players’ Tribune — oh, he also slipped into the essay he’s engaged.
A slick trick play by the 14-time All-Star shortstop.
Notoriously private throughout a 20-year career that ended after the 2014 season, Jeter revealed Tuesday the almost 100-pound, 1-year-old Italian mastiff was a “gift last year from my fiancee.”
The 41-year-old Jeter never names the woman to whom he is engaged in the story, but it’s been well documented that he’s been dating Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Hannah Davis, 25, for quite some time.
Throughout his playing career, Jeter was linked to stars Mariah Carey, Jessica Alba, Jessica Biel and Minka Kelly, among others, but he always remained one of New York’s most eligible bachelors.
Jeter rarely gave media revealing answers to questions during his baseball career. When he retired, he made the announcement in a Facebook post.
Ryan exercises $1M option with Yankees
Infielder Brendan Ryan has exercised his $1 million player option for 2016.
New York also said Tuesday it has declined its club option on pitcher Andrew Bailey, which was worth $1 million.
Ryan, 33, hit .229 with eight RBIs in 96 at-bats this year. After missing the first two months of the season with a strained right calf, he made his season debut June 10, then went back on the disabled list June 22 with a strained back. He returned after the All-Star break.
Bailey, 31, allowed eight runs — five earned — over 8 2-3 innings in 10 games with the Yankees during September, his first major league appearances since July 2013. If New York offers a contract by Dec. 2, he would be eligible for salary arbitration.
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