Daisuke Matsuzaka and Matt Capps are staying with the Indians.

Daisuke Matsuzaka and Matt Capps are staying with the Indians.

The pair agreed to minor-league contracts yesterday after being released from their previous deals with Cleveland. They will remain in Indians camp until Saturday, then likely will be reassigned to the triple-A Clippers.

Slowed by a strained calf muscle, Matsuzaka appeared in four spring training games and allowed two runs in eight innings.

Capps allowed two runs in six innings over six games. The right-handed reliever is recovering from irritation to his right rotator cuff that put him on the disabled list with the Minnesota Twins in September.

Wells deal sealed

Vernon Wells’ trade to the Yankees was completed when New York sent two minor leaguers to the Angels: outfielder Exircado Cayones and left-hander Kramer Sneed.

Los Angeles will pay $28.1?million of the $42?million Wells is owed over the final two seasons of the seven-year, $126?million contract he signed with Toronto.

Jeter headed to DL

Yankees captain Derek Jeter is resigned to starting the season on the disabled list for the first time since 2001.

Jeter is undergoing treatment for his sore left ankle, still recovering from surgery in October. His last game action came as a designated hitter on Saturday in a minor-league exhibition. Jeter suffered a broken ankle in the opening game of last year’s American League championship series.


• Baseball and softball leaders say their joint bid for inclusion in the 2020 Olympics has been boosted by the success of the World Baseball Classic. Organizers say the WBC, won by the Dominican Republic in its third edition since being launched in 2006, exceeded global broadcast and ticket sales targets.

• ?Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland announced that right-hander Rick Porcello will be in the No. 5 spot in the starting rotation.

• ?The Pittsburgh Pirates told left-hander Jonathan Sanchez and third baseman Brandon Inge they will make the opening day roster.

• ?Derek Lowe has earned a job with the Texas Rangers and will start the season in the bullpen. Lowe was 9-11 with a 5.11 ERA last season in 21 starts and 17 relief appearances for the Indians and the Yankees.