Who will lead the Yankees after Jeter?

The New York Yankees won't name a new captain to replace Derek Jeter this season, but News 12 is taking a closer look at the

News 12 analyzes the possible players who could fill the void left by Jeter.

News 12 analyzes the possible players who could fill the void left by Jeter. (4/6/15)

THE BRONX - The New York Yankees won't name a new captain to replace Derek Jeter this season, but News 12 is taking a closer look at the players who could lead the pinstripes next. 

Derek Jeter spent 20 seasons in the Bronx, but he didn't become captain right way. In fact, it wasn't until 2003 that he assumed the role, which he held for the last 12 years. His retirement after last season now leaves a void in the clubhouse. 

Didi Gregorius takes Jeter's spot on the field as shortstop, but he's only 25 years old and has yet to play a full season. Then there's Mark Teixeira, who is 34 years old and starting his seventh season with the Yankees, but injuries have limited his time on the field the last three seasons. 

Alex Rodriguez is another big name, but his reputation has taken a hit after sitting out a full year due to suspension. The 39-year-old seems to have enough on his plate without being asked to lead the team. 

The next longest tenured Yankee is 31-year-old Brett Gardner. He just signed a long-term deal with the club and has improved each of his eight seasons as a Bronx Bomber. 

One more choice is 31-year-old Brian McCann, who has more MLB experience than Gardner, but is only going into his second year with Yankees. 

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

A 21-year-old was critically injured after crashing his 1 21-year-old critically injured in crash on Bronx River Parkway
A violent brawl captured on video Thursday night 2 City Island restaurant brawl captured on video
3 Neighborhood Brief for Feb. 26
VIDEO: Scenes from fatal accident 4 VIDEO: Scenes from fatal accident
A family member tells News 12 she was 5 Family displaced, 9 injured in Morrisania apartment fire

advertisement | advertise on News 12

More News

News 12 has complete coverage of opening day New York Yankees home opener

News 12 The Bronx has complete coverage of opening day for the New York Yankees!

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE