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MADDUX TO MISS OPENER BECAUSE OF CHICKEN POX

Neither Greg Maddux, Jim Abbott nor Tommy Greene got off to good starts Friday in spring training.

Maddux, coming off a record third straight Cy Young Award, was diagnosed with chicken pox. He is expected to miss his opening-day assignment for the Atlanta Braves against San Francisco on April 26.Abbott, signed by the Chicago White Sox as a free agent last week, was tagged for six runs and seven hits while getting only one out in his exhibition debut.

Greene, whom the Philadelphia Phillies wanted to be their No. 2 starter, reinjured his shoulder and will miss at least the first week of the season.

Attendance, meanwhile, was up slightly over Thursday's spring games. The Los Angeles Dodgers drew 3,383 for a game against the New York Yankees, almost double the 1,788 fans who saw Thursday's game at Vero Beach, Fla.

Eddie Murray had a tough day, too. After replacement umpire Bill Davis called a strike, Murray stepped back, argued and pointed a finger at him.

Murray grounded out on the next pitch, then exchanged more words with Davis as he walked back to the dugout.

Crews made up of former major and minor league umpires, along with college and high school amateurs, are filling in for the locked-out big league umps.

Rocky Roe was among 11 umpires who walked a picket line at Dunedin, Fla., before a game between Baltimore and Toronto.

"The game is bigger than the umpires, we know that," Roe said. "But we are an integral part of the game. If people want to see the game the way it's supposed to be played, they need us."

In player moves Friday, the Red Sox agreed to terms with free agent pitcher Derek Lilliquist and claimed outfielder Troy O'Leary on waivers from Milwaukee. The Brewers also traded pitcher Scott Taylor to Texas for outfielder David Hulse.