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MLB roundup: Cano's representative being investigated

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Major League Baseball is investigating New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano for potentially having ties to controversial South Florida clinic Biogenesis, ESPN reported Monday.

Sonia Cruz, a spokeswoman for Cano's foundation, is listed as being a Biogenesis customer last summer.

Outfielder Melky Cabrera and teammate Alex Rodriguez, friends of Cano, are also being investigation for connections with the clinic.

"It doesn't have anything to do with me," Cano told reporters Monday. "I know what I'm doing and I know myself. I'm going to play my game. I didn't see what the story said but I have no comment."

Cano said that Cruz is still a spokeswoman for his foundation.

The Miami-based clinic is suspected of providing performance-enhancing drugs to major league players.

---Two games were postponed on Monday because of snow. The first game of the Miami Marlins and Minnesota Twins series at Target Field was postponed, and the contest between the Atlanta Braves and the Colorado Rockies has been postponed.

Both games will be made up as part of doubleheaders on Tuesday.

---The Cleveland Indians announced that right-hander Brett Myers was diagnosed with tendinitis and a mild ligament sprain in his pitching elbow.

Myers will not be able to throw for at least two weeks. The team placed him on the 15-day disabled list Sunday.

The Indians also activated right-handed pitcher Matt Albers from the restricted list and designated right-hander Fernando Nieve for assignment.

---Major League Baseball announced that it will host screenings of "42," the movie about Jackie Robinson.

All 30 teams plan to take thousands of teenagers from around the country for private screenings of the movie in their cities.

Eighth to 12th grade students in the U.S. and Canada will be chosen for the screenings.

---The Toronto Blue traded outfielder Casper Wells to the Oakland A's for cash considerations.

Wells has not appeared in a game this season. The Seattle Mariners designated the 28-year-old for assignment before Opening Day and Toronto claimed him off waivers 10 days later. The Blue Jays then designated him for assignment just a few days after placing him on the active roster.

---The Baltimore Orioles sent pitcher Jake Arrieta down to Triple-A Norfolk on Monday.

Arrieta, 27, is 1-1 with a 5.40 ERA this season. In 19 innings of work over four starts this season, he has given up a league-high 16 walks. He has also yielded 15 hits and 14 runs.

---The Los Angeles Angels have dropped Josh Hamilton from the cleanup spot to the No. 5 slot in the batting order for Monday's game.
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