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  1. Abreu joins Mets, will play some outfield

    Adam Rubin

    NEW YORK -- Bobby Abreu spent last season at home in Venezuela, out of baseball. Then, around the MLB All-Star break, he started training for the winter-ball season in his native country, trying to revive his career. He certainly caught the eye of...

    Blog | April 21, 2014
  2. Francisco Rodriguez reports to Milwaukee Brewers spring training ...

    Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Francisco Rodriguez reported to spring training Saturday after acquiring a work visa and leaving an unsettled situation in Venezuela.

    Story | Conversation | March 01, 2014
  3. Texas Rangers' Joseph Ortiz 'very lucky' to only break foot

    Richard Durrett

    Texas Rangers pitcher Joseph Ortiz believes he's fortunate that all he suffered in a motorcycle accident in Venezuela this offseason was a broken foot.

    Story | Conversation | February 25, 2014
  4. Belisario situation remains in limbo

    Doug Padilla

    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- As new Chicago White Sox reliever Ronald Belisario remains stuck in his native Venezuela with visa issues, the club will have to start considering alternate bullpen plans if the situation isn't resolved soon. The White Sox will ...

    Blog | February 23, 2014
  5. A show of support for those in Venezuela

    Richard Durrett

    SURPRISE, Ariz. - A handful of Texas Rangers players made posters and waved flags in support of Venezuela and posed for pictures that many of them circulated on Twitter. It was an idea proposed by left-handed pitcher Martin Perez, who came in with...

    Blog | February 22, 2014
  6. Infielder Rojas playing under stress

    Mark Saxon

    GLENDALE, Ariz. - Miguel Rojas said he cries every night. It has nothing to do with the long odds he faces of making the Dodgers' Opening Day roster. The slick-fielding infielder, like Venezuelans at camps all around Florida and Arizona, is worrie...

    Blog | February 20, 2014
  7. Pablo Sandoval of San Francisco Giants slimmed down, open to exte...

    San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval is thin and happy.

    Story | Conversation | February 15, 2014
  8. Carlos Marmol agrees to one-year, $1.25 million deal with Miami M...

    Enrique Rojas

    Carlos Marmol agreed Thursday to a one-year, $1.25 million contract with the Miami Marlins, a source told

    Story | Conversation | February 06, 2014
  9. Cuba's participation in Caribbean Series draws protest

    Cuba's return to a tournament of the Caribbean's top baseball teams after a half-century absence is being met with protests in Venezuela.

    Story | Conversation | February 02, 2014
  10. Carlos Zambrano apologizes for starting brawl in Venezuelan winte...

    Former major league pitcher Carlos Zambrano is apologizing for starting a brawl during Venezuela's winter series final.

    Story | Conversation | January 27, 2014
  11. Alex Cabrera breaks Venezuelan home run record

    Former major leaguer Alex Cabrera has broken a three-decade-old Venezuelan record for most home runs in a season.

    Story | Conversation | December 22, 2013
  12. Magglio Ordonez elected mayor in Venezuela

    Associated Press

    CARACAS, Venezuela -- A year after retiring from baseball, former star Magglio Ordonez has been elected as the mayor of a city in his native Venezuela. Ordonez's victory in the city of Sotillo in eastern Venezuela was announced by President Nicol...

    Blog | December 09, 2013
  13. Ted Lilly, 37, retires, ending winter-ball attempt

    Ted Lilly would have loved to keep pitching -- if his body would allow him to start every fifth day, and if he could stay off the disabled list.

    Story | Conversation | November 29, 2013
  14. Rookie Tovar didn't expect chance in '13

    Adam Rubin

    PHILADELPHIA -- Wilfredo Tovar had spent two weeks after Double-A Binghamton's season ended in his native Venezuela. So Tovar never did expect to be in Philadelphia on Sunday afternoon, producing his first major league hit against Cliff Lee to dri...

    Blog | September 22, 2013
  15. Duda may be Venezuela-bound for winter

    Adam Rubin

    Getty ImagesLucas Duda and, possibly, Matt den Dekker will play winter ball to make up for lost at-bats.PHILADELPHIA -- Lucas Duda told that he may play winter ball in Venezuela to make up for lost at-bats from an injury-plagued seaso...

    Blog | September 20, 2013
  16. View from Philly: Tovar joins Mets

    Adam Rubin

    Adam Rubin Shortstop Wilfredo Tovar took part in early batting practice Friday at Citizens Bank Park after joining the Mets. Tovar traveled to Philadelphia from his native Venezuela via Miami. He had been taking grounders and running with winter-bal...

    Blog | September 20, 2013