February 12, 2014 9:59 pm ET
Wednesday brought us some fairly big news on several fronts. It wasn’t just Derek Jeter‘s upcoming retirement. There were some other movements that were very noteworthy. For those who missed out as things transpired, here’s our handy little roundup post for the day. Check it out:
•Yes, Derek Jeter has announced that the 2014 season will be his final one. The guess is you already heard this.
•The Dodgers have agreed to terms with Cuban shortstop Erisbel Arruebarruena (MLB.com on Twitter). We’ve previously detailed Arruebarruena as reportedly a brilliant defender with serious questions about his bat.
•The Royals and All-Star closer Derek Holland settled on a $4.675 million deal for this coming season (Kansas City Star). In the linked story is a note that the Royals and Holland have mutual interest in a long-term deal.
REPORTS, RUMORS AND SPECULATION
•Hanley Ramirez told the Los Angeles Times that he wants to be a “Dodger for life.” He’s only signed through this season, so expect a possible contract extension to be a story this spring.