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Former Spokane Indians standout Bill Buckner dies at 69

Bill Buckner, whose 2,715 career hits rank second only to Carlos Beltran among former Spokane Indians who played in the major leagues, has died after a long battle with Lewy body dementia, his family said in a statement.

Dodgers’ Julio Urias reinstated from administrative leave

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Julio Urias was reinstated from administrative leave by Major League Baseball. Urias was placed on leave while MLB officials looked into his May 13 arrest for investigation of misdemeanor domestic battery. Police said Urias was taken into custody in the parking lot of a Los Angeles shopping mall but didn’t release details.

Dodgers put Kenta Maeda on injured list

The Dodgers put Kenta Maeda on the 10-day injured list with an injured left thigh, costing them one of their best starters in May. Maeda gave up only three hits in 6 2/3 innings of a 2-0 win over the Padres.

Dodgers’ Julio Urias arrested in domestic battery case

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Julio Urias has been placed on administrative leave by Major League Baseball following his arrest for investigation of misdemeanor domestic battery. Los Angeles police say Urias was arrested in the parking lot of a shopping mall. No details were released. MLB subsequently placed the left-hander on administrative leave while it looks into the arrest. The leave was effective Tuesday and can last up to seven days.

Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw to make season debut Monday vs Reds

Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw is scheduled to make his season debut on Monday at home against the Cincinnati Reds. The 31-year-old left-hander, troubled by left shoulder inflammation since early in spring training, made his second minor league injury rehabilitation start on Tuesday. He gave up two solo home runs and five hits over six innings for Double-A Tulsa against Springfield. He struck out six, walked none and threw 59 of 81 pitches for strikes.

Dodgers place Hyun-Jin Ryu on 10-day injured list with strained groin

The Los Angeles Dodgers have placed left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu on the 10-day injured list with a strained left groin. The same injury sidelined Ryu for more than half of last season, but he said Monday night that this injury did not feel as serious. Ryu left with two outs in the second inning of a loss to the St. Louis Cardinals. Manager Dave Roberts said Ryu did not undergo an MRI and that Ryu “did feel a little better” on Tuesday.

Dodgers haven’t ruled out Clayton Kershaw for opening day yet

Clayton Kershaw has not yet been ruled out for opening day by the Los Angeles Dodgers despite all the time he’s missed at spring training with a sore left shoulder. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts says that, for now at least, Kershaw remains scheduled to start March 28 for the two-time defending NL champions even though it seems unlikely based on the progress the three-time Cy Young Award winner would need to make in the next few weeks.

Former Dodgers great Don Newcombe dies at 92

Don Newcombe, the hard-throwing Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher who was one of the first black players in the major leagues and who went on to win the Rookie of the Year, Most Valuable Player and Cy Young awards, has died. He was 92. The team confirmed that Newcombe died Tuesday morning after a lengthy illness.

AP source: Manny Machado, Padres agrees to $300M, 10-year deal

A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that All-Star infielder Manny Machado has agreed to a $300 million, 10-year deal with the rebuilding San Diego Padres, the biggest contract ever for a free agent. Machado’s deal, if completed, would be the second-largest in baseball history behind Giancarlo Stanton’s $325 million, 13-year deal signed with the Miami Marlins ahead of the 2015 season.

Russell Martin reunited with Clayton Kershaw, connecting with new teammates

The Los Angeles Dodgers are already pleased with what they’ve seen from Russell Martin, who is back with the team after a January trade. He has reunited with Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw for a bullpen session. He’s also connecting with returning catcher Austin Barnes. Martin was with the Dodgers from 2006 to 2010 and helped lead Los Angeles to three playoff appearances.

AP source: A.J. Pollock agrees to $55M, 4-year deal with Dodgers

Free-agent outfielder A.J. Pollock and the Los Angeles Dodgers have agreed to a $55 million, four-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The 31-year-old outfielder hit .257 last year with 21 home runs, 65 RBIs and 13 stolen bases in 113 games for NL West rival Arizona. He will fill a void created when the Dodgers traded outfielders and right-handed hitters Yasiel Puig and Matt Kemp to Cincinnati for a pair of prospects in December.