Detroit reliever Brayan Villarreal's family home was attacked by three armed robbers in Venezuela who threatened to kidnap his relatives in the future, his agent told ESPNdeportes.com.
Felix Hernandez will not play for Venezuela in the World Baseball Classic because there is still a way to go before he completes his contract extension with the Seattle Mariners, according to the player's representative, Octagon agency.
All eyes will be on Isla Margarita in Venezuela as the 52nd Caribbean Series gets under way.
Omar Vizquel passed Luis Aparicio on Sunday for most games played at shortstop.
The Dominican Republic and Venezuela renew their rivalry in the first round of the World Baseball Classic.
The Mets are investing in Latin talent as part of their attempt to take over the National League.
The Caribbean Series achieved what politics or religion has not: unite Venezuela for a single purpose.
After two meetings in the Caribbean Series, the Dominican Republic and Venezuela get another shot at each other in next month's World Baseball Classic.
Though Johan Santana is Venezuela's likely starter for the World Baseball Classic opener against the Dominican Republic, Carlos Zambrano wants the chance to vie for the honor himself.
For the first time in many years, the Dominican Republic has not been targeted as the favorite to win the Caribbean Series, and that pleases manager Rafael Landestoy.
After losing 14 of its last 15 games to the Dominican Republic, players from Puerto Rico on Thursday rejected the possibility of a "curse" in the Caribbean Series.
Time has not healed Ariel Prieto's wounds since the United States Treasury Department approved Cuba's participation in the World Baseball Classic.
Cuba's participation in the World Baseball Classic could open the door for the island to future Caribbean Series.
A vast group of experienced major-league players will see action in the Caribbean Series.