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New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter smiles as he answers a question during a news conference Wednesday, …

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter is set to play his first spring training game of his final season on Thursday.

Jeter is scheduled to play when the Yankees host Pittsburgh. The Yankees take on Florida State in an exhibition on Tuesday and visit the Pirates on Wednesday.

The Yankees captain announced this month that he will retire after this season.

Jeter is coming off a year in which he was limited to 17 games because of injuries.

Jeter says he is ''pretty sure'' that he will be part of the squad that will play games against Miami on March 15-16 in Panama, the home of retired Yankees closer Mariano Rivera.

Rivera will be honored at the games. Jeter and Rivera were longtime teammates.

Asked whether he would make the trip, Jeter smiled and said, ''What do you think?''

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