There's a simple reason why Jorge Posada's return to a full-time job in baseball at 47 years old is coming with the Marlins and not the Yankees team for which he played his entire career: The Yankees didn't offer their former catcher a job.
"There was nothing official. They just wanted me to be a guest coach," Posada told the New York Post.
The five-time All-Star and owner of four World Series rings said he was "not really" disappointed. "It is what it is. I'm OK," Posada said.
Posada has been a guest instructor with the Yankees in the past, but he's now a special adviser for the Marlins, working for his longtime teammate Derek Jeter and donning a Marlins cap and t-shirt at Spring Training.
The circumstances were right for Posada, who lives in Miami and whose children are in their late teens. There's a long list of people with former ties to the Yankees organization who are now with the Marlins, but it remains to be seen if the rest of the Core Four, Mariano Rivera and Andy Pettitte, will also make the jump.
"Mariano's a little busy this year during the summer," Posada told The Athletic, noting Rivera's upcoming Hall of Fame induction. "We'll see what Andy's doing. He lives in Texas. I think he's coaching with his kids. We'll see, hopefully."