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Brian Schneider

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•BASEBALL: The Yankees declined to offer salary arbitration to World Series MVP Hideki Matsui, Johnny Damon and Andy Pettitte, a move that means New York would not receive draft picks as compensation if they sign with other teams. As of early evening, 18 players had received arbitration offers and just seven of them were position players: Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday and third baseman Mark DeRosa; Red Sox outfielder Boston outfielder Jason Bay, Angels third baseman Chone Figgins, Mariners third baseman Adrian Beltre, Rangers catcher Ivan Rodriguez and outfielder Marlon Byrd. ... Infielder Alex Cora is staying with the Mets, agreeing to a $2 million, one-year contract. ... Catcher...

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