Video: Anthony Rizzo gives World Series Game 7 final out ball to Cubs owner Tom Ricketts

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When first baseman Anthony Rizzo caught the throw from third baseman Kris Bryant to clinch the World Series for the Cubs, he alertly stuffed the ball in his back pocket before celebrating. The ball is reportedly worth millions of dollars.

Rizzo, however, felt a debt of gratitude to Cubs owner Tom Ricketts. So, during Friday’s championship parade as he was addressing the crowd, Rizzo gave the ball to Ricketts. Rizzo said, “It only feels right for me to hand this ball over to Mr. Ricketts ’cause this is part of history forever.”

Dodgers sign OF Jason Heyward to minor league deal

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LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Dodgers signed outfielder Jason Heyward to a minor league deal and invited him to spring training.

The 33-year-old was released by the Chicago Cubs earlier this offseason.

Heyward, who was injured at times last season, put up the worst offensive numbers of his career, batting .204 and with 10 RBIs and one home run in 137 plate appearances. However, he’s a valuable defender in the outfield.

The deal reunites Heyward with first baseman Freddie Freeman. They came up through the Atlanta Braves system and have remained friends ever since.

Heyward was a leader in the Cubs’ clubhouse, helping them win the 2016 World Series.