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RED SOX: Pitcher John Lackey, making his first major league start since elbow surgery, left Saturday’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays with a strained right biceps.

Lackey uncorked an errant pitch in the fifth inning and immediately clutched his arm, jumping around the mound in pain.

There was no immediate word on the severity of Lackey’s injury, or how much time he might miss.

YANKEES: Outfielder Curtis Granderson could resume throwing next week as part of his rehabilitation program for a broken right forearm. He said Saturday he will have follow-up X-rays Tuesday. He also hopes to be cleared to start swinging a fungo bat.

The slugger broke his arm when he was hit by a pitch from Toronto’s J.A. Happ on Feb. 24.

INDIANS: Placed left-hander Scott Kazmir on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right ribcage muscle.

BLUE JAYS: Slugger Jose Bautista was held out of the lineup against Boston for a second consecutive day Saturday because of a sore right ankle.

TRADE: The Dodgers dealt pitcher Aaron Harang to the Rockies for former All-Star catcher Ramon Hernandez and cash.

Hernandez will backup starting catcher A.J. Ellis.

TRADING CARD: A 1909 Honus Wagner baseball card has been sold for more than $2.1 million at auction.

The T206 card, originally released by the American Tobacco Co., went for $2,105,770.50 in an online sale, Goldin Auctions said Saturday.

While the company said the price was a record for a baseball card sold at auction, a similar Wagner card in mint condition was purchased for $2.8 million in a private sale in 2007.


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