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Union says new drug rules in ’14

– Baseball players’ union head Michael Weiner says toughening penalties for drug violations will have to wait until the 2014 season.

“There are going to be talks. I don’t know what the result is going to be,” he said Sunday.

The current sanctions have been in place since the 2006 season: 50 games for a first offense, 100 for a second and a lifetime ban for a third. Commissioner Bud Selig said Saturday he wanted increased penalties as soon as possible.

World Classic

Defending champion Japan beat China 5-2 in Fukuoka, Japan, to improve to 2-0 in Group A of the World Baseball Classic. Cuba beat Brazil 5-2, also in Fukuoka. …

In Taichung, Taiwan, Dai-Kang Yang batted in three runs to help host Taiwan to an 8-3 victory over Netherlands in a Group B game.

Around the majors

Matt Garza will start the season on the disabled list because of an injured muscle in his side, and Jeff Samardzija will be the opening-day starter for the Chicago Cubs. …

Yankees outfielder Ichiro Suzuki said he had no soreness Sunday, one day after his SUV was hit while he was on the way home from New York’s spring training game against Detroit in Tampa, Fla.

In Tempe, Ariz., Brian Bogusevic homered and a Cubs split squad beat the Los Angeles Angels 4-2. … In Mesa, Ariz., Carlos Gomez homered to help Milwaukee beat a Cubs split squad 4-3. …

In Peoria, Ariz., Jake Peavy gave up an RBI double to Chase Headley and three runs overall in his first start of spring, and the White Sox lost to San Diego 4-0 Sunday.