Derek Jeter’s retirement gifts from the Athletics: bottle of wine and a Napa Valley vacation

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Derek Jeter’s farewell tour continued Sunday in Oakland with another set of gifts

Jeter was also handed a $10,002 check for his Turn 2 charitable foundation, which promotes healthy lifestyles for children and funds organizations that help treat and prevent teenage substance abuse.

Jeter entered Sunday afternoon’s series finale against the A’s as a .338/.405/.472 career hitter at O.co Coliseum. He had one of his most-memorable moments there in Game 3 of the 2001 ALDS …


Report: Glen Perkins will retire from baseball

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According to MLB.com’s Rhett Bollinger, Twins GM Thad Levine told 1390 Granite City Sports that reliever Glen Perkins will retire.

Perkins, 34, has battled shoulder injuries over the last two years, limiting him to a total of 7 2/3 innings between 2016-17. His decision doesn’t come as much of a surprise given the circumstances. The Twins declined his $6.5 million club option back in October, making him a free agent.

Across parts of 12 seasons, all with the Twins, Perkins compiled a 3.88 ERA with 120 saves and a 504/158 K/BB ratio in 624 1/3 innings. He ranked among baseball’s best closers from 2013-15, racking up 102 of those saves with a 3.08 ERA. The lefty made the American League All-Star team in each of those three seasons.