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MLB Notebook: Yankees retire Derek Jeter’s No. 2

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May 14, 2017 at 10:40 pm.

May 14, 2017; Bronx, NY, USA; Former New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter waves to the crowd after being honored during a pre-game ceremony to retire his jersey number and unveil his plaque for monument park before the game against the Houston Astros at Yankee Stadium. Photo Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

May 14, 2017; Bronx, NY, USA; Former New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter waves to the crowd after being honored during a pre-game ceremony to retire his jersey number and unveil his plaque for monument park before the game against the Houston Astros at Yankee Stadium. Photo Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Yankees retired Derek Jeter’s No. 2 before a star-studded group that included his family, former teammates and other Yankee legends.

Jeter’s No. 2 will now be immortalized in Yankee Stadium’s Monument Park alongside Babe Ruth’s No. 3, Lou Gehrig’s No. 4 among others. Jeter became the 22nd Yankee to have his number retired.

“I got a chance to play for a first-class organization and in front of the greatest fans in the history of sports,” Jeter said, according to MLB.com. “When you play here in New York for 20 years, I learned that time flies, memories fade, but family is forever. And I’ll be eternally grateful to be part of the Yankees family.”

Those on hand to salute Jeter, a five-time World Series champion, included former teammates David Cone, Tino Martinez, Hideki Matsui, Paul O’Neill, Andy Pettitte, Jorge Posada, Mariano Rivera, Bernie Williams and Gerald Williams, plus longtime manager Joe Torre.

Also in attendance were Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson, former Yankees player and coach Willie Randolph, and Dick Groch, the area scout who signed Jeter.

–The New York Yankees placed closer Aroldis Chapman on the 10-day disabled list with left shoulder rotator cuff inflammation.

The move, retroactive to Saturday, was announced before the first game of a day-night doubleheader against the Houston Astros.

Chapman will be shut down with no throwing for two weeks and likely will be out at least a month, general manager Brian Cashman told reporters.

–Former major league umpire Steve Palermo, who was hailed as a hero in 1991 after he was shot in the back while coming to the aid of robbery victims, died at the age of 67.

Palermo made his debut in the American League in 1976 and was a full-time umpire from 1977-1991 until his career was abbreviated after he was shot on July 7, 1991 in the parking lot of a Dallas restaurant. He was attempting to help two women who were being robbed outside of the restaurant. Palermo was partially paralyzed in the shooting.

–The Cleveland Indians placed outfielder Brandon Guyer on the 10-day disabled list with a left wrist injury.

The move is retroactive to Saturday. Guyer underwent an MRI on Sunday. Indians manager Terry Francona said Guyer aggravated his wrist while taking a swing Friday.

Guyer is hitting .182 with one home run and five RBIs in 21 games this season.

–Toronto Blue Jays left fielder Steve Pearce left the game against the Seattle Mariners in the second inning due to tightness in his right calf.

Pearce was injured after sliding into second base on a double. Pearce left the field on his own power and was replaced by pinch runner Ezequiel Carrera, who also took over in left field.

Pearce entered the game batting .195 with four homers and 10 RBIs.

–Boston left-hander Drew Pomeranz departed the Red Sox game against the Tampa Bay Rays in the fourth inning with an apparent left arm injury.

The team later announced the injury as left triceps tightness.

Pomeranz stretched out his arm after throwing a warmup pitch in the top of the fourth. Red Sox manager John Farrell and a trainer came to the mound before making the decision to pull him from the game.