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Dodgers signing autographs to raise relief funds for tornado victims

Signing autographs  Los Angeles Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly and a bevy of players will be signing autographs for fans ahead of Sunday's 1:10 p.m. game against the Florida Marlins to help raise money for those hurt by the Joplin, Mo., tornadoes.

The fan event in Parking Lot 6, which runs from 11:30 a.m. Sunday until 12:15 p.m., was initiated by reliever Scott Elbert, a Joplin native, who will be joined by Ted Lilly, Chad Billingsley, Matt Guerrier, Kenley Jansen, Javy Guerra, Mike MacDougal and Ramon Troncoso.

In announcing the event on the team website, the Dodgers organization said autograph seekers were being encouraged to donate $5 in cash or in checks payable to "The Salvation Army Disaster Relief."


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Photo: Don Mattingly signs autographs before the Dodgers' spring training game against the Brewers on March 19, 2011. Credit: Nam Y. Huh / Associated Press

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