Jeter reunited with Core Four before Yankees’ home opener

From left, former New York Yankees relief pitcher Mariano Rivera, former Yankees catcher Jorge Posada, Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter and former Yankees starting pitcher Andy Pettitte embrace after Rivera and Pettitte threw out the ceremonial first pitches to Posada and Jeter before the Yankees home opening baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, on April 7 at Yankee Stadium in New York.

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NEW YORK — The Yankees have honored Derek Jeter before the first home game of his final season by reuniting the Core Four that helped the team during a stretch of five World Series titles.

Jeter caught a ceremonial first pitch from Mariano Rivera, and Jorge Posada caught one from Andy Pettitte prior to Monday’s game against the Baltimore Orioles.

Posada retired after the 2011 season, and Rivera and Pettitte at the end of 2013.

Jeter announced in February that his 20th big league season will be his last.

Says Rivera: "The last one standing is Derek."