The Yankees and Derek Jeter will finalize a three-year deal today after hammering out the final details on a contract that will pay Jeter between $15 million and $17 million a year, according to a person briefed on the situation.

The contract includes a tricky option for a fourth season, neither a vesting situation nor a club option. It is linked to what happens across the three guaranteed years.

The deal with the 36-year-old captain and shortstop ends a month of negotiations that at times became strained, smothered the Yankees’ universe, and divided the fan base.

Notable Achievements::::
1994 The Sporting News & Baseball America Minor League Player of the Year, Tampa Yankees, Florida State League, Albany-Colonie Yankees, Eastern League & Columbus Clippers, International League
1996 AL Rookie of the Year Award
1996 Topps All-Star Rookie Team
11-time AL All-Star (1998-2002, 2004 & 2006-2010)
2000 All-Star Game MVP
2000 World Series MVP
5-time AL Gold Glove Winner (2004-2006, 2009 & 2010)
4-time AL Silver Slugger Award Winner (2006-2009)
AL Runs Scored Leader (1998)
AL Hits Leader (1999)
2-time AL Singles Leader (1997 & 1998)
20-Home Run Seasons: 3 (1999, 2001 & 2004)
100 RBI Seasons: 1 (1999)
100 Runs Scored Seasons: 13 (1996-2002, 2004-2007, 2009 & 2010)
200 Hits Seasons: 7 (1998-2000, 2005-2007 & 2009)
Won five World Series with the New York Yankees (1996, 1998, 1999, 2000 & 2009)

Derek Jeter was born in Pequannock, New Jersey to Charles and Dorothy Jeter; however, most of his childhood was spent in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He is of mixed race. Jeter grew up as a Yankee fan, going to Yankee games in the summers that he spent with his grandmother in New Jersey. Jeter was a star baseball player at Kalamazoo Central High School, where he also played basketball, and in 1992 he was named High School Player of the Year by the American Baseball Coaches Association. Although he received a baseball scholarship to attend the University of Michigan, he followed his dream of playing for the New York Yankees after they drafted him with the 6th pick overall in the 1992 amateur draft. However, after the 1992 Summer League he did attend the University of Michigan.


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