Jeter: I never said I couldn't play anymore

NEW YORK -- To those thinking that Derek Jeter retired before the season because he was the first to know he couldn't play at a high level anymore, Jeter says you are wrong.

“I never said I didn’t think I could play anymore,” Jeter said. “This is the time for me to call it a career after this season. Some times things are difficult. Some times they come a little bit easier -- not easy, but they come a little bit easier at times. You’ve got to continue to battle. This is a game of adjustments. I’ll continue to make those adjustments until I’m out of games.”

Jeter was 1-for-3 on Monday with a two-run double and three RBIs. He is 9-for-20 on his final homestand.