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02-08-03, 10:57 AM
? Veteran pitcher Dennis Martinez announces his retirement. He leaves with 3,999.2 innings pitched.

? Basketball superstar Michael Jordan signs a minor league contract with the Chicago White Sox. He is invited to spring training with the team as a non-roster player.
The Tigers sign
? Dodgers pitcher Orel Hershiser becomes only the 2nd player ever forced to accept a pay cut through salary arbitration when he is awarded $800,000 for the 1987 season, a 20 percent cut (the maximum allowed by the Basic Agreement) from his 1986 salary. Hershiser was 14-14 with a 3.85 ERA in 1986.
? As compensation for the loss of free-agent pitcher Floyd Bannister to the White Sox, the Mariners select 20-year-old minor league infielder Danny Tartabull from the Reds organization. Tartabull hit .227 for Waterbury (Eastern League) last season.
? Jackie Jensen, out of baseball in 1960, signs a $40,000 deal to come back with the Red Sox.

? The Dodgers officially become the Los Angeles Dodgers, Inc.

? Red Sox slugger Ted Williams becomes the highest paid player in history, by signing for $125,000.
? Joe DiMaggio signs with the Yankees for $100,000, the first six-figure contract in the ML.
? The Cincinnati Reds sail to Puerto Rico for a month's spring training before returning to Tampa to finish up.
? The Reds players and officials set sail from New York City to San Juan, P.R. for a month of spring training. They will finish the grapefruit season in Tampa http://www.pubdim.net/baseballlibrary/chronology/today/FEBRUARY7.stm