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Cano associate linked to clinic

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ST. PETERSBURG — Yankees 2B Robinson Cano expressed surprise Monday that the spokeswoman for his foundation was linked to Biogenesis in an ESPN report. The All-Star continued to deny any involvement with the now-closed Miami anti-aging clinic under investigation by federal authorities and Major League Baseball.

"It doesn't have anything to do with me," Cano said before Monday night's game against the Rays.

The report Monday afternoon said that the spokeswoman, Sonia Cruz, had been a client of Biogenesis, though the report doesn't allege that Cruz purchased performance-enhancing drugs. Nor does it mention Cano, other than that he employs Cruz as a spokeswoman, a role he said she continues to serve in.

Cano has denied having anything to do with Biogenesis and its founder, Anthony Bosch.

A'S VISIT VICTIM: Oakland's Josh Reddick and Brandon Moss visited an 11-year old boy who was injured a week ago in the bombings at the Boston Marathon. The former Red Sox players spent time at Boston's Children's Hospital visiting Aaron Hern, whose left leg was hit by shrapnel.

In other A's news, the team bought OF Casper Wells from the Blue Jays and transferred INF Scott Sizemore to the 60-day disabled list to clear a spot on the 40-man roster. And OF Yoenis Cespedes, on the disabled list with a strained muscle in his left hand, was cleared to take batting practice and could begin a minor-league rehab assignment Friday.

'42' EXCURSION: Major League Baseball and its 30 teams plan to take thousands of teenagers to see the Jackie Robinson film 42. Teams will choose students from the eighth through 12th grades in the United States and Canada for private screenings in their cities.

BLUE JAYS: RHP R.A. Dickey expects to make his scheduled start tonight against the Orioles despite being bothered by soreness in his neck and back.

CARDINALS: 1B Matt Adams was out of the lineup after feeling soreness in his right side during batting practice.

INDIANS: RHP Brett Myers was shut down because of tendinitis and a mild ligament sprain in his pitching elbow. … CF Michael Bourn, on the disabled list with a lacerated right index finger, is set to have the stitches removed Thursday.

ORIOLES: RHP Jake Arrieta, who has walked 16 batters in 19 innings, was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk to try to iron out his control problems.

RANGERS: RH reliever Joakim Soria, who is recovering from reconstructive elbow surgery, suffered a strained pectoral muscle and will be shut down for the next 2-3 weeks.

REDS: SS Zack Cozart was back in the starting lineup two days after he suffered a frightening injury to his right index finger while trying to bunt.

WHITE SOX: LHP John Danks, recovering from August surgery on his rotator cuff and biceps, is going to make another start in extended spring training Friday rather than begin a rehab stint.

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