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No need to wonder where Derek Jeter will play. Yankees GM Brian Cashman and manager Joe Girardi made the hour-long drive to the team’s spring training complex in Tampa for the formal announcement of Jeter’s three-year, $51 million deal.
Jeter admitted he was miffed when the Yankees publicly suggested his older age and diminished numbers should result in a pay cut. When the negotiations bogged down, Cashman said the 36-year-old shortstop should explore other options if he didn’t like New York’s offer.
“To hear the organization telling me to go shopping and I just told you I wasn’t going to, oh yeah, if I’m going to be honest with you, I was angry about it,” Jeter said.
The Rockies and Wigginton reached agreement on a two-year contract worth $8 million, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal had not been officially announced.
The 33-year-old Wigginton played first base, second base and third base for Baltimore last season. His deal came a day after Melvin Mora, who filled mostly the same role with Colorado last season, signed with Arizona.
The Diamondbacks and Putz agreed on a two-year contract worth $10 million. The 33-year-old Putz went 7-5 with three saves and a 2.83 ERA in 60 games for the Chicago White Sox last season. The former All-Star closer with Seattle made the move a day after the Diamondbacks, who came to the meetings looking for bullpen help, got right-handed relievers David Hernandez and Kam Mickolio from Baltimore for third baseman Mark Reynolds.
The 30-year-old Correia went 10-10 with a 5.40 ERA in 26 starts for San Diego last season. The Pirates had the majors’ worst starting pitching while going 57-105.