The Minnesota Twins announced Monday that general manager Terry Ryan was diagnosed with a treatable form of cancer.

Ryan will not be with the team for the start of spring training so he can focus on treatment and recovery.

The club said a lump in Ryan's neck was discovered by the team physician during a routine annual physical. The subsequent biopsy revealed squamous cell carcinoma.

Ryan said in a statement that further tests showed the cancer appeared to be confined to his neck and has not spread. He said he was told the cancer is treatable and he is optimistic about returning to good health "in the near future."

--- New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter said the club has to move on since third baseman Alex Rodriguez accepted his year-long suspension.

Rodriguez withdrew two lawsuits he filed in attempts to have his Biogenesis-related ban overturned.

Jeter, who spoke at the Yankees' minor league complex in Tampa, Fla., on Monday, said he has sent text messages to Rodriguez since the lawsuits were dropped.

"He's not here for this season, so we're going to have to find ways to win with the team that we have," Jeter said. "It's a complicated situation, but it's pretty much played out. That's what has happened."

---The Washington Nationals and right-handed reliever Tyler Clippard avoided salary arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $5.875 million contract, according to CBS Sports.

Clippard asked for $6.35 million and the Nationals countered with $4.45 million when the two sides previously exchanged arbitration figures.

Clippard, the Nationals' set-up man, went 6-3 with a 2.41 ERA in 71 innings last year.

---The Texas Rangers agreed to a minor-league contract with free-agent right-hander Tommy Hanson, according to ESPN Dallas.

The deal, which includes a spring training invitation, is pending a physical.

Hanson will likely compete for the No. 5 spot in the Rangers' rotation.

---The Los Angeles Angels signed relief pitcher Brandon Lyon to a minor-league deal that includes an invitation to spring training, the Orange County Register reported.

Lyon had a 4.98 ERA in 34 innings for the New York Mets last season.