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Alex Johnson, AL batting champ in 1970, dies at age 72

DETROIT (AP) — Alex Johnson, who won the American League batting title with the then-California Angels in 1970, has died. He was 72.

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Arkansas State schedules makeup game with Southeast Missouri

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas State baseball team has rescheduled a game with Southeast Missouri that was postponed by weather in February.

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Dice-K starts comeback bid in Japan with solid outing

NISHINOMIYA, Japan (AP) — Daisuke Matsuzaka made the first start of his comeback in Japan on Wednesday, returning to the scene of one of his most memorable pitching performances.

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Andrus longest-tenured Rangers position player at 26

Texas Rangers' Elvis Andrus waves to autographs seekers as he walks between drills during spring training baseball practice Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, in Surprise, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Elvis Andrus is an old-timer with the Texas Rangers, even though he is only 26 years old and just getting started on a big contract extension he signed two years ago.

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Hall-of-Famer Molitor confident in managerial patience

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Two seasons after Hall-of-Famer Paul Molitor played his last game, he became the bench coach for the Minnesota Twins on manager Tom Kelly’s staff.

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