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MLB notes: Mets honor rival Derek Jeter

Former Mets pitcher John Franco greets Derek Jeter after throwing out the ceremonial first pitch Thursday. (Associated Press)
Former Mets pitcher John Franco greets Derek Jeter after throwing out the ceremonial first pitch Thursday. (Associated Press)
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The New York Mets honored Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter before his final regular-season Subway Series game Thursday night, presenting him with a Subway-themed gift.

Mets chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon gave Jeter a No. 2 subway-tile mosaic featuring Mets and Yankees colors. The team also gave the Yankees captain a cake by the “Cake Boss” with a No. 7 and No. 4 train and Jeter’s number.

Wilpon, on behalf of the Mets Foundation, made a $22,222.22 donation to Jeter’s Turn 2 Foundation.

Jeter was the MVP of the 2000 World Series when the Yankees beat the Mets in five games.

Jeter was on the disabled list last year when Mariano Rivera was honored by the Mets. Told that the former Yankees closer struggled on the night of his tribute, Jeter drew laughs.

“Well, I won’t blow a save. I know that much,” he said.

The Yankees also placed outfielder Carlos Beltran on the 15-day DL because a shot did not ease the effects of a bone spur in his right elbow. The Mets placed catcher Travis d’Arnaud on the 7-day concussion list after being hit on the top of his mask by the follow- through of a swing Tuesday.

DeWitt named chair

St. Louis Cardinals chairman Bill DeWitt will chair a succession committee to determine the process for selecting a replacement to baseball commissioner Bud Selig. Chicago White Sox chairman Jerry Reinsdorf also is on the panel.

Selig, who plans to retire in January, sidestepped a question of whether he would remain as commissioner emeritus.

Clearing the bases

The Rays have put 2B Ben Zobrist on the 15-day DL because of a dislocated left thumb. … Toronto has put OF Colby Rasmus on the 15-day DL because of a sore right hamstring and recalled OF Anthony Gose from Triple-A Buffalo. … The Orioles have sent P Kevin Gausman back to the minors a day after a rough start against Detroit. … Cleveland has placed speedy outfielder Nyjer Morgan on the 15-day DL with a sprained right knee. … The Marlins say ace Jose Fernandez will have Tommy John surgery today on his right elbow. … The Padres acquired OF Jake Goebbert in a deal that sent utility player Kyle Blanks to the Athletics.

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