Derek Jeter’s farewell gift from the Angels: a personalized stand up paddle board

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Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter received a festive retirement gift from the Angels on Wednesday night before (what will likely be) his final game in Anaheim …

That’s a pinstriped stand up paddle board. Which pairs perfectly with a beachfront mansion.

Jeter hit a solo home run in his second at-bat of the night — his first home run of the year.

Orioles re-sign Jace Peterson

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Because baseball teams have to have 25 guys — and because someone has to be that 25h guy — the Orioles have re-signed utilityman Jace Peterson. It’s a minor league contract so he may not be the actual 25th man but, c’mon, he’s gonna be the 25th man. Let’s get real here.

Peterson hit .195/.308/.325 in 200 at-bats for the Orioles last season. That’s not good, but he can play multiple positions in the infield and outfield. He can’t play them particularly well, but you know that thing Casey Stengel said about how catchers are important because without them there are a lot of passed balls? Same goes for third base and stuff. Again: Orioles.

I was going to add that he was the only player in MLB history named “Jace,” but Jace Fry exists, so he doesn’t even have that distinction anymore, and that’s kind of a bummer.

Happy Thanksgiving.