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Angels starter Garrett Richards progressing in knee rehab

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Los Angeles Angels right-hander Garrett Richards is expected to begin pitcher fielding drills in about a week as he makes progress from August knee surgery, and the club remains hopeful he could be pitching in games two to three weeks into the regular season for the reigning AL West champions.

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President Obama remembers Minnie Minoso as ‘Mr. White Sox’

CHICAGO (AP) — President Barack Obama calls late White Sox great Minnie Minoso “one of the most dominant and dynamic players of the 1950s.”

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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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