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“It’s not like I’m going, ‘I want to make the All-Star team. I want to have a Gold Glove.’ It would be nice, but if we’re a championship team, everything else will take care of itself,” he said.

Also worth noting in 2011:

_Johan Santana, Joe Nathan, Jake Peavy and Grady Sizemore are coming back from season-ending operations. Chase Utley is ailing, as is Carlos Beltran. Injured Adam Wainwright is out for the year and phenom Stephen Strasburg is rehabbing from Tommy John surgery.

_Florida plays its last season at Sun Life Stadium, where the Marlins won two championships at a ballpark also known as Joe Robbie Stadium, Pro Player Stadium, Dolphin Stadium and Land Shark Stadium, among other names. Next year, they move into a downtown stadium in Miami where the Orange Bowl once stood.

_Fenway Park welcomes the Chicago Cubs for the first time since the 1918 World Series on May 20. Interleague play started in 1997, but because of scheduling quirks the Cubs had not visited Boston.


AP Baseball Writer Jon Krawczynski, AP Sports Writers Steven Wine, Rob Maaddi and R.B. Fallstrom, and AP freelance writers Rick Eymer and Maureen Mullen contributed to this report.