February 22, 2013

Major League Notebook: Indians' closer vows better behavior

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Hart has an MRI in two weeks. He should then be able to start doing regular rehabilitation work.

RANGERS: Ivan Rodriguez rejoined the Texas organization as a special assistant to the general manager with several different roles.

Rodriguez made his major league debut as a 19-year-old for the Rangers in 1991. The 14-time All-Star catcher retired as a player last April after 21 seasons, more than half spent in Texas.

ATHLETICS: Michael Ynoa reported to spring training with Oakland after missing the opening week because of chicken pox.

Signed by Oakland for $4.25 million when he was 16, Ynoa has been limited to 17 professional games because of elbow problems.

The 21-year-old right-hander is on the 40-man roster this spring training.

WHITE SOX: For second-year left-hander Chris Sale, it's a year after his rookie season, with an All-Star Game appearance and the rigors of pitching 192 innings under his belt.

"I can't wait," Sale said. "I've never really had two years of the same thing. It's fun, it's exciting and I'm ready to go."

Manager Robin Ventura hasn't named his opening-day starter but Sale is a solid bet to get the nod over former Cy Young winner Jake Peavy, the veteran leader of the staff. Sale has endorsed Peavy as the choice and vice versa.

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