Funeral plans set for Cardinals great Stan Musial

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A public visitation for St. Louis Cardinals great Stan Musial will be Thursday at the Cathedral Basilica in St. Louis, with a funeral Mass on Saturday.

In this May 22, 1946 file photo, St. Louis Cardinals' Stan Musial bats against the Philadelphia Phillies during a baseball game at Shibe Park in Philadelphia, Pa. Musial, one of baseball's greatest hitters and a Hall of Famer with the Cardinals for more than two decades, died Saturday, Jan 19, 2013, the team announced. He was 92.   FILE/ASSOCIATED PRESS
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In this May 22, 1946 file photo, St. Louis Cardinals' Stan Musial bats against the Philadelphia Phillies during a baseball game at Shibe Park in Philadelphia, Pa. Musial, one of baseball's greatest hitters and a Hall of Famer with the Cardinals for more than two decades, died Saturday, Jan 19, 2013, the team announced. He was 92.

The Hall of Famer died Saturday at age 92 after several years of declining health.

The Cardinals announced Monday that the public visitation will be 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday. A funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, also at Cathedral Basilica. New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan, St. Louis Archbishop Robert Carlson and Bishop Richard Stika will officiate.

Following the Mass, the funeral procession will travel to Busch Stadium, where the family will lay a wreath at the base of the Musial statue. After that, a private burial is planned.

METS: Left-hander Pedro Feliciano is returning to New York, which also settled their salary arbitration case with first baseman Ike Davis.

The Mets said Monday that Feliciano had agreed to a minor league contract after two injury-plagued seasons across town with the Yankees. The 36-year-old left-hander never pitched in a game for the Yankees, spending two years of the disabled list because of a torn capsule in his left shoulder after signing an $8 million contract.

Feliciano had surgery Sept. 8, 2011, and made 10 injury rehabilitation appearances in the minors last year. He has a 1.23 ERA in seven games with Leones de Ponce of the Puerto Rican Winter League.

RANGERS: Outfielder David Murphy agreed to a $5.78 million, one-year contract with Texas.

The deal Monday came three days after Murphy and the team exchanged salary arbitration figures. They agreed in the middle after Murphy sought $6.5 million and the team offered $5.05 million.

The Rangers previously agreed to deals with left-hander Matt Harrison and right-hander Neftali Feliz, their only other arbitration-eligible players.

INDIANS: Signed utilityman Ryan Raburn and outfielder Ben Francisco to minor league contracts with invitations to spring training.


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