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Dodgers welcome Koufax back to spring training

CBSSports.com wire reports
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Fans welcome three-time Cy Young winner Sandy Koufax to Dodgers training camp. (AP)
Fans welcome three-time Cy Young winner Sandy Koufax to Dodgers training camp. (AP)

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Sandy Koufax hadn't worn a major league uniform for more than two decades until the Dodgers got him back in blue this spring.

The beloved left-hander is in camp with Los Angeles as a special instructor, doling out advice and experience to young players who haven't forgotten his singular achievements during an all-too-brief career.

During a rare interview, the 77-year-old Koufax says he doesn't know why so many people think he's reclusive and shy. He's grateful simply to talk pitching with the Dodgers, saying it might be the only thing he's ever been good at.

Manager Don Mattingly says the three-time Cy Young Award winner is just one of the guys during spring, although he read a list of Koufax's accomplishments to the team just to make sure everybody knew.

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