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  1. Reds looking to add Cuban RP?

    AJ Mass

    On Friday, Ben Badler of Baseball America reported that major league baseball had granted Cuban pitcher Raisel Iglesias "an exception to sign during the league's 'closed period' before the rules for Cuban players change on July 2," which meant that ...

    Blog | June 16, 2014
  2. Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig's story inspires chang...

    Major League Baseball would have to change its policy on Cuban players if the Miami Marlins and Tampa Bay Rays want a share of state money that would be set aside for professional sports stadiums under a bill the House passed Friday.

    Story | Conversation | April 25, 2014
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  4. Dodgers becoming a safe haven for Cuban players

    Mark Saxon

    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- On one side of the Los Angeles Dodgers' spring training clubhouse, three players spent part of a recent afternoon sitting and talking in animated, fast-paced Spanish. Pitcher Onelki Garcia, second baseman Alex Guerrero and outfi...

    Blog | February 15, 2014
  5. Wed. Roundup: Cuban impact in MLB

    AJ Mass

    Cuban players have made quite an impact in the major leagues over the last few seasons, from Aroldis Chapman and Jose Fernandez on the mound to Alexei Ramirez and Yasiel Puig at the plate. In 2014, Jose Abreu and Alexander Guerrero may both become ho...

    Blog | February 05, 2014
  6. Official says five Cuban players missing from Puerto Rican tourna...

    Five Cuban players who recently arrived for an international basketball tournament in Puerto Rico are missing, the president of the Puerto Rican Basketball Federation said Tuesday.

    Story | Conversation | June 19, 2012
  7. Baseball trainer Edgar Mercedes arrested for human smuggling

    A prominent baseball trainer who helped represent Yoenis Cespedes has been arrested in the Dominican Republic on human smuggling charges for allegedly helping Cuban players illegally enter the country.

    Story | Conversation | June 01, 2012
  8. Cubans judged on potential, not performance - La Esquina

    Jorge Arangure Jr.

    With the large bonuses being given to Cuban players making the transition to MLB, a premium is now being paid for potential instead of performance in the country's highest levels of baseball as was normally the custom.

    Blog | Conversation | February 15, 2010
  9. Jorge Arangure Jr: The number of Cuban defectors like Aroldis Cha...

    Jorge Arangure Jr.

    Jorge Arangure examines the sudden rise in Cuban defectors, pointing out seven key reasons behind the movement, ranging from the success of Alexei Ramirez and Kendry Morales to the transition of power from Fidel Castro to his brother, Raul Chavez.

    Blog | Conversation | September 16, 2009
  10. MLB -- Baseball Prospectus -- Cuban Aroldis Chapman might not be ...

    Clay Davenport

    Baseball Prospectus looks at buzz-worthy Cuban defector Aroldis Chapman, currently profiled in ESPN The Magazine. He can throw hard (up to 102 mph), but the projections of his MLB stats are not so kind.

    Story | Conversation | August 13, 2009
  11. La Esquina, the Latin Baseball Blog -- A shakeup with top Cuban f...

    Jorge Arangure Jr.

    Two top Cuban prospects cite frustration with the long free-agency process as reason for agent shakeup.

    Blog | Conversation | June 17, 2009
  12. Two Cuban players thrown off team, likely out for World Baseball ...

    Ace pitcher Yadel Marti and star outfielder Yasser Gomez have been thrown off Cuba's top league team for "a grave act of indiscipline," likely ending their hopes of playing in the 2009 World Baseball Classic.

    Story | Conversation | November 21, 2008
  13. Cuba's defection dilemma

    Andrew Hush

    Andrew Hush on the defection of seven Cuban players during their Olympic qualifying campaign.

    Story | Conversation | March 14, 2008
  14. Agent sentenced to five years in prison for smuggling Cubans to U...

    A federal judge sentenced U.S. sports agent Gustavo "Gus" Dominguez to five years in prison on Monday for smuggling potential major league baseball players out of Cuba.

    Story | Conversation | July 10, 2007
  15. 2 Cuban players missing, Haitian players found

    Two players on Cuba's national soccer team didn't show up for a game in Texas, while authorities tracked down 13 young Haitian players who disappeared from a New York airport.

    Story | Conversation | June 14, 2007
  16. Feds charge agent with smuggling Cuban players

    An agent for baseball players illegally smuggled Cuban players into the United States, eventually shipping them to California in hopes that they would be signed by major league teams, federal immigration officials said Tuesday.

    Story | Conversation | October 31, 2006
  17. Players given heroes' welcome in return to Cuba

    Cuban players were welcomed home as national heroes after finishing second in the inaugural World Baseball Classic without any professionals on the team.

    Story | Conversation | March 21, 2006