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All you need to know: MLB rumors and news roundup for Feb. 7

By Dayn Perry | Baseball Writer

Brian Cashman and the Yankees reportedly aren't done spending the big bucks. (USATSI)
Brian Cashman and the Yankees reportedly aren't done spending the big bucks. (USATSI)

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On the MLB hot stove front, here's all that's worth knowing for Friday, Feb. 7 ...

SIGNINGS & AGREEMENTS

- Athletics: Have agreed to terms of OF Coco Crisp on a two-year contract extension. The deal is worth a reported $22.75 million guaranteed plus a vesting option for a third year.

- Brewers: Are set to sign RHP Francisco Rodriguez to a one-year deal worth $3.25 million plus another $550,000 in potential incentives.

- Diamondbacks: Agreed to terms with RHP Bronson Arroyo on a two-year deal that will pay him a mininum of $23.5 million and includes an option for 2016.

- Nationals: CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman reports that the Nats have agreed to terms with free agent reliever Luis Ayala on a minor-league contract.

- White Sox: Have signed reliever Mitchell Boggs to a one-year, $1.1-million contract.

RUMORS, SPECULATION, ETC.

- Dan Wheeler: The 36-year-old reliever has decided to retire from baseball. (Chris Cotillo via Twitter)

- Joel Zumaya: The 29-year-old reliever has decided to retire from baseball. (Chris Cotillo via Twitter)

- Athletics: OF Yoenis Cespedes would like to sign a contract to keep him in Oakland beyond the 2015 season, when his current contract expires. (John Hickey via Twitter)

- Mariners: Even after signing closer Fernando Rodney, the M's are still in talks with free agent outfielder Nelson Cruz. (Jon Morosi via Twitter)

- Mets: On Friday the Mets watched a light bullpen session by free agent reliever Joel Hanrahan, who's coming back from Tommy John surgery. (Marc Carig via Twitter)

- Nationals: The Nats could emerge as a suitor for free agent RHP A.J. Burnett, reports our own Jon Heyman.

- Orioles: The O's may have little shot at signing A.J. Burnett because Burnett is believed to be set on the pitching in the NL. (Roch Kubatko via Twitter)

- Rangers: Are reportedly working toward a deal with free agent RHP Tommy Hanson.

- Yankees: Andrew Marchand and Wallace Matthews of ESPN New York write that the the Yanks are expected to spend up to $18 million on the international free agent market this summer despite facing penalties if they exceed just $2 million ... 3B Alex Rodriguez voluntarily withdrew his suit against MLB and the MLBPA. This means that A-Rod will likely serve his full-season suspension without further fight.

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