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Oct 3 (The Sports Xchange) - Texas Rangers ace Yu Darvish had an injection in his lower back on Wednesday to treat a nerve issue, according to ESPNDallas.com.

Darvish will be re-evaluated in November after he returns from Japan. He is expected to be ready by spring training.

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The New York Yankees met with Joe Girardi's agent on Wednesday and offered Girardi a significant raise to return as manager, according to CBSSports.com.

If Girardi does not manage next season, he is considering working as a TV analyst for a year. The Chicago Cubs are also interested in Girardi.

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The Kansas City Royals added Dale Sveum to their coaching staff, the club announced Thursday.

Sveum, who was fired as the Chicago Cubs manager on Monday, will handle infield instruction and other coaching duties for the Royals.

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San Diego Padres right-handed pitcher Tyson Ross had arthroscopic surgery on his non-throwing shoulder, the club announced Thursday.

Ross is expected to be ready by spring training.

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Four of Pete Rose's gambling checks will be auctioned off beginning Saturday.

Bids will be accepted on goldinauctions.com starting at $2,500.

Several pages from the Dowd Report, which led to Rose being banned from baseball for life, are also included among the items in the auction. (Editing by Frank Pingue)

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