BOSTON — Boston Red Sox TV analyst Jerry Remy said that he has experienced a cancer relapse.

Remy announced the diagnosis Monday on Twitter, a day before the Red Sox were set to hold their first spring training workout in Florida.

The 64-year-old former Red Sox second baseman was originally diagnosed with cancer in 2008 and has missed numerous games in recent years while battling health issues, including lung cancer.

He also took time off while dealing with the legal problems of his son, Jared, who is serving a life term in prison after pleading guilty in 2014 to the murder of his girlfriend.

Remy, who has worked more than 3,900 Red Sox games during his broadcast career, agreed to a new multiyear contract with cable network NESN in January to remain the Red Sox’s primary color analyst and work 115 Red Sox games each season.

RANGERS: Left-hander Adam Loewen agreed to a minor league contract with Texas, which includes an invitation to major league spring training.

Loewen spent last season in the Arizona organization.

ROYALS: Reliever Seth Maness agreed to a minor league contract and will report to big league spring training with a chance to earn a job in a rebuilt bullpen.

Maness underwent an experimental procedure on his right elbow in August to repair a damaged ulnar collateral ligament.

He had a successful four-year run in St. Louis, where he compiled a 3.19 ERA. That included a 2-2 record with a 3.41 ERA in 29 appearances last season.

 A person familiar with the deal says the Royals and left-hander Travis Wood have agreed to a $12 million, two-year contract.

Wood, 30, has spent the past five seasons with the World Series champion Chicago Cubs, where he posted a 2.95 ERA while working exclusively out of the bullpen last year. But he will be given an opportunity to earn a job in the Royals’ starting rotation this spring.

NATIONALS: Free-agent first baseman Adam Lind and Washington agreed to a $1.5 million, one-year contract, pending a physical, according to a person familiar with the deal.

RAYS: Pitcher Jake Odorizzi and Tampa Bay are in salary arbitration. Odorizzi is asking for a raise from $520,700 to $4.1 million.

The Rays argued that he should be paid $3,825,000.

Odorizzi , 27, was 10-6 with a 3.69 ERA last year.

BRAVES: GM John Coppolella isn’t sure if it’s realistic to hope for a return this season of infielder Sean Rodriguez, who will have shoulder surgery.

Rodriguez, who agreed to an $11.5 million, two-year contract with Atlanta in November, hurt his shoulder when a vehicle he was driving was rammed by a stolen police car in Miami on Jan. 28.

Coppolella said that Rodriguez’s surgery hasn’t been finalized.

Rodriguez hit .270 with 18 homers and 56 RBI – all career highs – for Pittsburgh last year.

DIAMONDBACKS: Arizona agreed to minor-league deals with left-hander Brian Matusz and right-hander Kevin Jepsen.

Both players were invited to major league camp, which began Monday.

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