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tampa, fla.» Yan­kees short­stop Didi Gre­go­rius is ex­pected to miss the first month of the reg­u­lar sea­son be­cause of a strained right shoul­der.

“It’s not what I wanted to hear,” Gre­go­rius said Tues­day. “It is what it is now.”

Gre­go­rius was hurt while turn­ing a dou­ble play for the Nether­lands in an ex­hi­bi­tion game Satur­day against Ari­zona in prepa­ra­tion for the World Base­ball Clas­sic semi­fi­nals. He re­turned to the Yan­kees’ spring camp this week.

Gre­go­rius won’t do any base­ball ac­tiv­i­ties for two weeks. The 27-year-old Gre­go­rius hit .276 with 20 home runs and 70 RBIs last sea­son.

The Yan­kees have backup short­stops Ron­ald Tor­reyes and Ruben Te­jada in camp, along with util­i­ty­man Tyler Wade and top prospect Gley­ber Tor­res. Cash­man said Tor­res will not be in the mix for the open­ing and will start the sea­son at Dou­ble-A Tren­ton.

White Sox, An­der­son agree to $25M deal

B chicago» The re­build­ing White Sox and promis­ing short­stop Tim An­der­son agreed to a $25 mil­lion, six-year con­tract. An­der­son will re­ceive $850,000 in 2017.

The 23-year-old An­der­son, se­lected 17th over­all in the 2013 am­a­teur draft, was pro­moted in June af­ter Jimmy Rollins was re­leased. He hit .283 with 10 stolen bases, nine homers and 30 RBIs in 99 games. He also struck out 117 times and walked just 13.


Ed­die Rosario’s sac­ri­fice fly drove in Car­los Cor­rea with the win­ning run in the 11th in­ning, giv­ing Puerto Rico a 4-3 vic­tory over the Nether­lands late Mon­day night and a berth in the World Base­ball Clas­sic cham­pi­onship game. … Bos­ton man­ager John Far­rell said Red Sox left-han­der David Price has in­creased strength in his sore pitch­ing el­bow but isn’t ready for a “full-blown throw­ing pro­gram.” … Barry Bonds is com­ing back to the Gi­ants as a spe­cial ad­viser. He’ll re­port to CEO Larry Baer, who called Bonds’ con­tri­bu­tions to the or­ga­ni­za­tion “leg­endary.”

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