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Subpoena issued for Knoblauch to go before committee

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Associated Press / January 23, 2008

Four-time All-Star Chuck Knoblauch is being subpoenaed by a Congressional committee investigating steroids in baseball after he did not respond to an invitation to give a deposition.

Knoblauch, who played for the Yankees, Twins, and Royals, was asked to appear tomorrow, the first of five depositions scheduled by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee before its Feb. 13 hearing.

Roger Clemens is scheduled to speak to committee staff Saturday, followed by Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte next Wednesday. Brian McNamee, a former personal trainer for Clemens and Pettitte, is due in Jan. 31, with former Mets clubhouse employee Kirk Radomski to appear Feb. 1.

They all had until the close of business yesterday to respond to invitations; Knoblauch's deadline was last Friday, because his deposition was scheduled first.

Sox sign Kolb, Miceli

The Red Sox agreed to minor league contracts with righthanded relievers Dan Kolb and Dan Miceli. Kolb was an NL All-Star with Milwaukee in 2004, when he saved 39 games with a 2.98 ERA. He appeared in three games last year for Pittsburgh. Miceli last pitched in the majors for Tampa Bay in 2006, when he went 1-2 with a 3.94 ERA and four saves in 33 appearances . . . Single-game tickets for most of the Sox' 2008 schedule will go on sale Saturday at 10 a.m. via phone (617-482-4769) and online (redsox.com).

White Sox land Dotel

Reliever Octavio Dotel and the White Sox agreed on an $11 million, two-year contract, bolstering a bullpen that struggled last season. The 34-year-old righthander spent last season with the Royals and Braves, but a shoulder injury limited him to 33 appearances and 30 2/3 innings . . . Outfielder Endy Chavez and the Mets agreed to a $3.85 million, two-year contract . . . The Reds have agreed to a one-year contract with reliever Jeremy Affeldt . . . Padres general manager Kevin Towers has agreed to a two-year contract extension that runs through 2010 . . . Dodgers hitting coach Don Mattingly has been switched to major league special assignment coach because of family reasons. Mattingly will be replaced by ex-Red Sox hitting coach Mike Easler . . . Another ex-Red Sox hitting coach, Richie Hebner, has been named to the same post for the Can-Am League's Nashua Pride.

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