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Minor league team offers James $1,600

Updated: June 21, 2010, 8:23 PM ET
Associated Press

CLEVELAND -- A minor league baseball team is taking a swing at signing LeBron James.

The Lake Erie Crushers plan to offer James a maximum contract under Frontier League rules on "Keep LBJ in the C-L-E Night" next week. The team said the contract is worth $1,600 a month and will include a host family so the NBA superstar won't have the "stress of a potential commute" from Akron. Also available will be a luxury suite.

The Crushers will wear Cavaliers-themed jerseys June 30 and each player ...

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