Derek Jeter had better have brought an extra suitcase with him to Seattle.
As part of the elaborate farewell tour in his honor taking place at MLB stadiums across the country, Jeter was presented with a host of gifts by the Mariners before his final regular-season series in Seattle. The franchise gave Jeter a chair from the old Kingdome, where he collected his first career hit in 1995, as well as a framed base from Safeco Field. The team also gave Jeter a $5,000 check for his Turn 2 Foundation.
On top of that, Jeter's former teammate Robinson Cano gave the Yankees captain a gift of his own. Cano presented Jeter with a Hublot watch reportedly worth $34,000.
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The watch had a nice message engraved on it:
"To Derek: Thank you for showing me how to be a leader. With love and respect, RC."
Jeter and Cano manned the middle infield at Yankee Stadium together from 2005-2013. They helped the squad win a World Series in 2009. The pair may have one final chance to turn a double play together, as they lead the All-Star voting at their respective positions.
Cano has some money to spare after signing a 10-year contract with Seattle worth a reported $240 million. But he may not have had to pay for the timepiece. His agent, Jay-Z, has a partnership with Hublot.
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