LOS ANGELES — Driving to Dodger Stadium? From now on, take Vin Scully Avenue.

A road leading to the ballpark is being renamed in honor of the famed announcer, who is set to begin his 67th season with the Dodgers.

The Los Angeles City Council on Friday voted unanimously to change the name of Elysian Park Avenue in tribute to the 88-year-old broadcaster. New Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, star pitcher Clayton Kershaw and several other players were on hand for the vote.

Scully said in a statement that he was greatly honored by the gesture. He added: “A path to Dodger Stadium is a pathway to my heart.”

Scully has said this is likely his last season behind the microphone for the Dodgers. He started his career with them when the team was based in Brooklyn.

The Dodgers and free-agent second baseman Howie Kendrick have agreed to a $20 million, two-year contract, according to a person familiar with the deal.

Kendrick batted .295 with nine home runs and 54 RBI last season, his first after the Dodgers acquired him from the Los Angeles Angels in December 2014.

The 32-year-old infielder had turned down a $15.8 million, one-year qualifying offer from the team in November, leaving the Dodgers as the only club that could sign him without giving up a draft pick as compensation.

RED SOX: Pitcher Robbie Ross agreed to a $1.25 million, one-year contract and avoided salary arbitration.

Ross, 26, can earn a $25,000 performance bonus under Friday’s agreement, either for 60 games or 60 innings. He was 0-2 with a 3.86 ERA in 54 relief appearances last year.

He was Boston’s last player in arbitration.

METS: Second baseman Neil Walker agreed to a $10.55 million, one-year contract, avoiding a salary arbitration hearing.

Walker batted .269 with 16 homers and 71 RBI last season for his hometown Pittsburgh Pirates. He was acquired by New York last month for left-hander Jonathon Niese.

YANKEES: CC Sabathia spent part of Friday at the team’s spring training complex in Florida working out with pitching coach Larry Rothschild and talking with minor leaguers.

The 35-year old left-hander threw on level ground and in the bullpen.

Sabathia missed the Yankees’ loss to Houston in the AL wild-card game last fall when he entered an alcohol rehabilitation program. He was 6-10 with a 4.73 ERA last year, when he was slowed by his surgically repaired right knee.

BLUE JAYS: Maicer Izturis agreed to a minor league contract to stay with the club. The 35-year-old infielder has not appeared in a major league game since April 13, 2014 because of injuries.

ATHLETICS: Catcher Stephen Vogt underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right elbow that is expected to be fully healed by opening day.


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