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DODGERS: Signed outfielder Andre Ethier to a five-year deal through 2017.

Ethier leads the National League with 53 RBI. The 30-year-old right fielder is a two-time All-Star who is batting .287 with 10 home runs going into Tuesday’s play.

YANKEES: Closer Mariano Rivera said Tuesday’s surgery on his injured right knee “went perfectly” and he is looking forward to beginning his rehabilitation.

The 42-year-old career saves leader tore his right ACL and damaged meniscus in the knee while shagging fly balls in batting practice May 3. A blood clot in his right calf delayed the surgery until Tuesday.

CUBS: Fired hitting coach Rudy Jaramillo after losing 40 of their first 60 games.

TIGERS: Put reliever Octavio Dotel on the 15-day disabled list with inflammation in his right elbow.


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