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Manziel to make first pitch

– For one night, Johnny Football will try his hand at baseball.

The Cleveland Indians announced that Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel will throw out the first pitch before Wednesday night’s game against the Boston Red Sox.

Around the leagues

Cubs president of business operations Crane Kenney said he agreed to a five-year contract extension through 2019. … Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira left Saturday’s game against Minnesota because of more inflammation in his surgically repaired right wrist and is expected to miss two games. … Washington rehabbing third baseman Ryan Zimmerman made his pro outfield debut Saturday, playing five innings in left for the Washington Nationals’ Class-A affiliate. He has never played the outfield in the majors or minors. … Boston second baseman Dustin Pedroia didn’t play against Tampa Bay because of a sore right hand. He had an MRI and the results showed “no further or structural damage.” … Angels slugger Mike Trout was scratched against Oakland because of upper back stiffness.