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  1. Top Cuban OF Alfredo Despaigne in Mexico with false passport

    Enrique Rojas

    Cuban slugger Alfredo Despaigne, 28, a three-time MVP in Cuba's national league, has been playing his second Mexican League season with a falsified Dominican passport, Dominican authorities said Tuesday.

    Story | Conversation | May 13, 2014
  2. Erisbel Arruebarruena, Cuban shortstop, close to deal with Los An...

    Enrique Rojas

    The Los Angeles Dodgers and Cuban shortstop Erisbel Arruebarruena are close to reaching an agreement, a source told

    Story | Conversation | February 12, 2014
  3. Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez drawing interest from multiple teams, cou...

    Enrique Rojas

    Cuban sensation Miguel Angel Gonzalez could be pitching in the majors very soon, his agent told

    Story | Conversation | July 18, 2013
  4. Los Angeles Dodgers have deal with Yasiel Puig, sources say

    Enrique Rojas

    Cuban outfielder Yasiel Puig has reached agreement on a $42 million, seven-year contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers, sources told Enrique Rojas of

    Story | Conversation | June 28, 2012
  5. Oakland Athletics' Yoenis Cespedes owes money, Edgar Mercedes say...

    Enrique Rojas

    Edgar Mercedes, who helped outfielder Yoenis Cespedes get a multimillion dollar contract with the Oakland Athletics this season, filed an arbitration claim for breach of contract against the Cuban outfielder in a Dominican Republic court.

    Story | Conversation | May 01, 2012
  6. Cuban pitching star Gerardo Concepcion agrees with Chicago Cubs, ...

    Enrique Rojas

    Cuban left handed starter Gerardo Concepcion, an 18-year-old phenom who defected last June, has reached a $7 million guaranteed contract with the Chicago Cubs, a source close to the negotiation told

    Story | Conversation | February 02, 2012
  7. Cuban left-hander Gerardo Concepcion declared a free agent, playe...

    Enrique Rojas

    Cuban left-handed pitcher Gerardo Concepcion has been declared a free agent and is free to negotiate with any major league team, his agent said Wednesday.

    Story | Conversation | January 18, 2012
  8. Yoenis Cespedes could gain residency in Dominican Republic this w...

    Enrique Rojas

    Cuban outfielder Yoenis Cespedes could be granted residency in the Dominican Republic this week, a mandatory requirement to be declared a free agent by the commissioner's office.

    Story | Conversation | December 19, 2011
  9. Los Angeles Angels Kendry Morales stars in the States with Hispan...

    Enrique Rojas

    How did the Angels' Kendry Morales become an MVP candidate in the majors? By conquering a tougher league first.

    Story | Conversation | September 21, 2009
  10. Cuban Yadel Marti, Yasser Gomez say MLB career not main reason fo...

    Enrique Rojas

    The possibility of an MLB career was not the primary why pitcher Yadel Marti and outfielder Yasser Gomez left Cuba in a raft during the holidays.

    Story | Conversation | January 11, 2009
  11. Yadel Marti and Yasser Gomez defect from Cuba

    Enrique Rojas

    Right-hander Yadel Marti, Cuba's best pitcher in the first World Baseball Classic in 2006, and outfielder Yasser Gomez left the island and are in an unknown location before attempting to reach Dominican Republic to seek an MLB career.

    Story | Conversation | December 29, 2008
  12. White Sox agree on a major league contract with Dayan Viciedo, re...

    Enrique Rojas

    The Chicago White Sox agreed on a major league contract with Dayan Viciedo, regarded as Cuba's best teen talent, his agent Jaime Torres said.

    Story | Conversation | November 20, 2008
  13. Mariners' shortstop seeks greatness

    Enrique Rojas

    Thanks to the Mariners, Yuniesky Betancourt is able to dream again -- and he dreams of becoming one of the game's best shortstops.

    Story | Conversation | May 24, 2007
  14. Cubans can play with anybody

    Enrique Rojas

    Even though Japan won the final of the first World Baseball Classic, Cuba was not defeated.

    Story | Conversation | March 21, 2006
  15. Cuba, Japan are familiar foes

    Enrique Rojas

    Neither Cuba nor Japan wants to concede anything, not even the name of its starting pitcher for the WBC championship game.

    Story | Conversation | March 19, 2006
  16. Colon leaves after six scoreless innings

    Enrique Rojas

    A blister knocked Dominican pitcher Bartolo Colon out of the World Baseball Classic semifinal against Cuba on Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | March 18, 2006