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LOS ANGELES-The Los Angeles Dodgers won 94 games last year, repeating as champion of the National League West. They could open the season with a new second baseman, shortstop, catcher and center fielder, with newcomers in 40 percent of the starting rotation and 50 percent of the bullpen.

Political leaders, Hall of Fame ballplayers and dozens of ordinary Chicagoans bade a poignant but uplifting farewell Saturday to Ernie Banks, the Chicago Cubs shortstop whose otherworldly athleticism, unflagging optimism and inexhaustible goodwill made him an ambassador for his team and his city.

A person with knowledge of the contract has told The Associated Press that the Los Angeles Angels have reached a $3.2 million deal for the upcoming season with right-hander Garrett Richards.

A royal blue cast safeguarded the surgically repaired right wrist of Alex Gordon as he stood inside an elevator in the bowels of Bartle Hall. He was a few minutes late for a panel discussion at the team's FanFest on Saturday afternoon. His timing was appropriate, at least, for his itinerary this spring - when he will be slightly behind the schedule of the rest of his Kansas City teammates.

Orioles first baseman Chris Davis met with the Baltimore media Saturday for the first time since being suspended for 25 games Sept. 12 for testing positive for Adderall, an attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder drug that is considered a banned stimulant.

Dan Duquette's job description includes making trades that will help improve the Baltimore Orioles.

In what has become an annual ritual during the offseason, the A's have turned over much of their roster again.

Fans and friends paid tribute to legendary Chicago Cubs slugger Ernie Banks on Saturday, recalling how he helped break baseball's color barrier during a Hall of Fame career in which he won over teammates and an entire city with the unwavering optimism he brought to the game and life.

The New York Yankees and right-hander Scott Baker have agreed to a one-year minor league contract.

The Boston Red Sox signed pitcher Alexi Ogando to a one-year contract on Friday.

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