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  1. Felix Hernandez of Seattle Mariners to skip WBC as contract not f...

    Enrique Rojas

    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.

    Story | Conversation | February 08, 2013
  2. Miguel Tejada of Houston Astros, after hearing from Felipe Alou, ...

    Enrique Rojas

    A phone call from Felipe Alou is all it took for Miguel Tejada to change his mind and join the Dominican Republic team in next month's World Baseball Classic.

    Story | Conversation | February 27, 2009
  3. Winter leagues roundup

    Enrique Rojas

    Nelson Figueroa of the Mets had a great week, first being approved to play on the Puerto Rican WBC team and then nearly throwing a no-hitter for Cardenales de Lara.

    Story | Conversation | January 19, 2009
  4. 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
  5. Sosa not pursuing MLB job, says he intends to retire in 2009

    Enrique Rojas

    Sammy Sosa, still without an offer to play in the major leagues, will retire from baseball after the next World Baseball Classic, according to published reports.

    Story | Conversation | May 28, 2008
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Cordero lacks insurance to cover him in WBC

    Enrique Rojas

    Right-hander Francisco Cordero cannot play for the Dominican Republic in the semifinals of the World Baseball Classic because he does not carry an insurance that covers his participation in the tournament.

    Story | Conversation | March 17, 2006
  9. Cuba wants to host WBC, play more often

    Enrique Rojas

    Cuba hopes to host some portion of future World Baseball Classic editions, an idea that sits fine with the Major League Baseball, but also an idea that could face many obstacles.

    Story | Conversation | March 16, 2006
  10. Colon gets the call

    Enrique Rojas

    Right-hander Bartolo Colon will start for the Dominican Republic against Cuba in the WBC semifinals on Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | March 15, 2006
  11. IBAF: No positive drug tests in WBC

    Enrique Rojas

    More than 200 tests have been taken and no player has tested positive for any banned substances in the World Baseball Classic, the International Baseball Federation president told ESPNdeportes.com.

    Story | Conversation | March 13, 2006
  12. Guerrero will not join Dominicans in second round

    Enrique Rojas

    Angles outfielder Vladimir Guerrero said Thursday that he will not be joining the Dominican Republic team in the second round of the World Baseball Classic.

    Story | Conversation | March 09, 2006
  13. WBC should help grow the game overseas

    Enrique Rojas

    Italy won't get past the first round, but the participation of the Azzurra in the inaugural event will help promote baseball in the country.

    Story | Conversation | March 09, 2006
  14. Vlad could return for the second round

    Enrique Rojas

    Vladimir Guerrero could play for the Dominican Republic in the second round of the World Baseball Classic.

    Story | Conversation | March 08, 2006
  15. Mets pitcher will miss event with injured toe

    Enrique Rojas

    Mets pitcher Pedro Martinez will miss the World Baseball Classic due to an injury in his right toe.

    Story | Conversation | March 01, 2006
  16. Dominicans ready to represent

    Enrique Rojas

    David Ortiz can't wait to play for his native Dominican Republic in the first World Baseball Classic.

    Story | Conversation | February 28, 2006