While providing more prospects to the States, the state of America's pastime in Europe is making big gains in popularity.
With a number of matters that remain either undecided or unclear, here are nine innings of questions about the World Baseball Classic.
Rob Derksen, the manager of Greece's Olympic baseball team and a scout with the Baltimore Orioles, died Wednesday. He was 44.
Seibu Lions shortstop Kazuo Matsui, a seven-time All-Star in Japan, said Monday at a news conference that he's decided to pursue a big league career in North America.