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• Switch-hitting infielder/outfielder Emilio Bonifacio, dropped by the Royals, has signed with the Cubs, and manager Rick Renteria said his versatility makes him a perfect fit for the National League.

"He's added depth -- he can play second, short, third, the outfield," Renteria said. "He's a versatile individual who has played in the big leagues. He gives us an opportunity from many different positions. It gives us depth."

• Pitcher Luke Hochevar pedals to the Royals' training complex on his bicycle. He said he covers the two miles in about eight minutes.

"Gets me warmed up for the day," Hochevar said, "and I'm saving on gas."

Dick Kaegel is a reporter for
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