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BASEBALL / DAILY REPORT : AROUND THE MAJORS : Jordan Prepares for At-Bats in Minors

Associated Press

Michael Jordan, expected to be assigned to a minor league team this week, says he’s prepared for the change.

“I’m disappointed,” Jordan said Sunday in Sarasota, Fla. “But I’m eager to pick it (baseball) up quickly. I’ll get more at-bats.

“From my perspective, I still have to prove myself.”

Jordan, 31, the three-time NBA MVP who signed a triple-A contract with the Chicago White Sox in February, will be one of the oldest players in the minor league camp, and the most famous.

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Jordan did not play in the White Sox’ 7-5 loss to Texas. He is 0 for 14 this spring with two walks and a sacrifice fly.

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Nolan Ryan, who retired after last season, will throw out the first pitch before the first game played in The Ballpark at Arlington, Tex.--an April 1 exhibition between the Texas Rangers and the New York Mets.


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