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Rangers scratch Holland, but it’s ‘no biggie,’ he says

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Left-hander Derek Holland was scratched from the Texas Rangers’ intrasquad game Sunday with a sore shoulder.

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Chicago’s 1st black major league baseball player Minoso dies

In a Aug. 24, 2013 file photo, former Negro Leaguer and Chicago White Sox player Minnie Minoso stands during the national anthem before a baseball game between the Chicago White Sox and the Texas Rangers, in Chicago.  Major league baseball's first black player in Chicago, Minnie Minoso, has died. The Cook County medical examiner confirmed his death Sunday, March 1, 2015. There is some question about his age but the White Sox say he was 92. (AP Photo/David Banks, File)

CHICAGO (AP) — Minnie Minoso, the seemingly ageless Cuban slugger who broke into the majors just two years after Jackie Robinson and turned into the game’s first black Latino star, has died, a medical examiner in Illinois said Sunday.

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Medical examiner: Minnie Minoso, major league baseball’s 1st black player in Chicago, has died

CHICAGO (AP) — Medical examiner: Minnie Minoso, major league baseball’s 1st black player in Chicago, has died.

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RF Matt Kemp confident about new-look Padres being contender

San Diego Padres' Matt Kemp bats during spring training baseball practice Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Matt Kemp stood up from his locker, navy blue hoodie covering his head and began signing the nursery rhyme, “Rain, Rain, Go Away.”

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Players’ union head: future spring games in Cuba possible

Former MLB baseball player and current executive director of the Major League Baseball Players Association Tony Clark talks with writers after meeting with San Francisco Giants players in the clubhouse on his first stop to meet with players from all the MLB teams Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Major League Baseball is considering playing future spring training games in Cuba.

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