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Jeter: Time to Move On Minus A-Rod

  • Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett, center, stretches during spring training baseball practice Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

    Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett, center, stretches during spring training baseball practice Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett, center, stretches during spring training baseball practice Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

    Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett, center, stretches during spring training baseball practice Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett, center, stretches during spring training baseball practice Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

    Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett, center, stretches during spring training baseball practice Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett throws during spring training baseball practice Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

    Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett throws during spring training baseball practice Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett throws during spring training baseball practice Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

    Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett throws during spring training baseball practice Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett throws during spring training baseball practice Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

    Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett throws during spring training baseball practice Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett throws during spring training baseball practice Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

    Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett throws during spring training baseball practice Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett throws during spring training baseball practice Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

    Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett throws during spring training baseball practice Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett, center, stretches during spring training baseball practice Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
  • Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett, center, stretches during spring training baseball practice Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
  • Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett, center, stretches during spring training baseball practice Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
  • Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett throws during spring training baseball practice Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
  • Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett throws during spring training baseball practice Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
  • Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett throws during spring training baseball practice Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
  • Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett throws during spring training baseball practice Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
  • Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett throws during spring training baseball practice Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Tampa, Fla. — Derek Jeter says the New York Yankees have no choice but to move forward now that Alex Rodriguez has accepted his suspension for the 2014 season.

Rodriguez ended his extended and acrimonious fight with Major League Baseball on Friday, withdrawing a pair of lawsuits that were filed in an attempt to overturn a season-long ban for his involvement in the Biogenesis scandal — the longest penalty in the sport’s history related to performance-enhancing drugs.

Jeter spoke Monday at the Yankees’ minor league complex. He said he has texted with A-Rod since the lawsuits were dropped.

Rodriguez was given a 211-game ban last year by baseball commissioner Bud Selig that was reduced to 162 plus the 2014 postseason by arbitrator Fredric Horowitz. A-Rod sued MLB and the union in federal court in Manhattan, claiming the arbitration process was flawed. Rodriguez’s lawyers filed notices of dismissal in both cases.

“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.”

Rodriguez will be 39 when eligible to return in a year. The Yankees owe him $21 million in 2015 and $20 million in each of the final two seasons of a record $275 million, 10-year deal.

“You’d have to ask him how he feels about it, if he’s glad that it’s over with,” Jeter said. “It’s a situation that he has to deal with. Now it’s over and it’s done with, and we’ll move on from there. But you’d have to ask him how he feels about that.”

Beckett: I’ll Be Ready

Glendale, Ariz. — Josh Beckett said he will be ready for the start of the Los Angeles Dodgers’ season after having a rib removed last July in a surgery to alleviate a nerve condition that was affecting his right arm

The right-hander is expected to battle newly acquired Paul Maholm for the fifth spot in the Dodgers’ starting rotation this spring. Beckett, the fifth starter before last year’s mid-season surgery, breezed through his first bullpen session Monday in Arizona. He threw 30 pitches with no sign of trouble.

Nats, Clippard Reach Deal

Washington — Right-handed reliever Tyler Clippard and the Washington Nationals have agreed on a one-year contract, avoiding arbitration.

Clippard’s deal Monday means all eight Nationals players who initially filed for arbitration wound up settling before a hearing.

Twins GM Ryan Has Treatable Cancer

Minneapolis — Minnesota Twins general manager Terry Ryan has been diagnosed with cancer. He will not be with the team for the start of spring training so he can focus on treatment and recovery.

The Twins released a statement from Ryan on Monday, describing the recent discovery of a lump in his neck by the team physician during a routine annual physical. The subsequent biopsy revealed squamous cell carcinoma.

Ryan says further tests indicated the cancer appeared to be confined to his neck and had not spread. He says he has been assured his condition is treatable and he remains optimistic about a return to good health “in the near future.”

Ryan has begun treatment at the Mayo Clinic as well as Minnesota Oncology.