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MLB

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Briefs

Yankees great slams Cano

– Retired Yankees closer Mariano Rivera says he would take Boston’s Dustin Pedroia over former teammate Robinson Cano as his top second baseman.

“There is no doubt that he is a Hall of Fame-caliber talent,” Rivera said about Cano in his new book published Tuesday. “It’s just a question of whether he finds the drive that you need to get there. I don’t think Robby burns to be the best ”

Rivera’s book is titled “The Closer: My Story.”

Around the leagues

Infielder Brendan Ryan was activated from the disabled list by the Yankees. … A Cubs-Reds game postponed by rain April 28 will be made up as part of a day-night doubleheader July 8. … Baltimore recalled left-hander T.J. McFarland from Triple-A Norfolk and optioned right-hander Brad Brach, a former TinCap, to the International League club. … Injured pitcher Alex Cobb could rejoin the Rays rotation late this month. … Minnesota’s Joe Mauer missed a second straight game with back spasms.

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