Derek Jeter hoping to make spring debut on March 10

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Derek Jeter’s recovery from a broken ankle has gone well enough that the Yankees shortstop has a date in mind for his spring training debut: March 10.

Jeter has repeatedly said that he expects to be ready for Opening Day and seeing game action beginning on March 10 would give him plenty of time for that, assuming he avoids any setbacks along the way.

General manager Brian Cashman told Bryan Hoch of MLB.com that Jeter will likely play designated hitter initially “and then expand” to getting reps at shortstop, adding: “Physically he’s capable of doing everything. It’s just we’re being very cautious about how we take him out of the gate.”

Twins sign Fernando Rodney

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Craig Mish of Sirius XM reports that the Twins have signed Fernando Rodney to a one-year, $4.5 million contract.

Rodney, who will turn 41 before he season begins, went 5-4 with a 4.23 ERA and converted 39 of 45 save chances last season with the Diamondbacks. For his career he’s sitting on an even 300 saves over the course of 15 big league seasons in which he’s played for eight different teams, four of which lasted a single season or less.

The Twins make number nine.