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Wacha, Cardinals' flight to Boston grounded

| Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, 8:45 p.m.

Michael Wacha had a funny way of preparing for his World Series start that's supposed to save the season for the St. Louis Cardinals.

The 22-year-old October ace spent Tuesday afternoon on the tarmac at the St. Louis airport when the team plane got grounded by mechanical problems.

No telling when the Cardinals would arrive in Boston, trailing the Red Sox, 3-2, going into Game 6 on Wednesday night.

“Everyone is just watching movies,” Wacha said from the plane, a couple of hours into the delay.

Cabrera has surgery

Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera underwent successful surgery Tuesday to repair the groin and abdominal injuries that hampered him late in the season and the postseason.

Cabrera, 30, hit a league-leading .348 in the regular season, and he finished second in the American League in home runs (44) and RBIs (137).

Cuban 1B introduced

The White Sox introduced Cuban slugger Jose Abreu at a news conference after he officially signed a six-year, $68 million contract. Abreu, 26, defected this summer. He is expected to be the White Sox's regular first baseman.

Brewers retain Aoki

The Brewers will bring back right fielder Norichika Aoki next year, picking up the $2 million option on his contract. The leadoff hitter batted .286 with eight homers, 37 RBIs and 20 stolen bases.

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