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  1. Moises Alou a success as front-office baseball executive in Domin...

    Enrique Rojas

    After an outstanding 17-year career as a player, Moises Alou is finding immediate success as a general manager in the Dominican Republic.

    Story | Conversation | April 20, 2013
  2. 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
  3. 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
  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. D.R. vows to skip World Classic if not considered as host site

    Enrique Rojas

    The Dominican Republic will not participate in the second World Baseball Classic if it is not considered among the sites for one of the three rounds of the tournament, according to team officials.

    Story | Conversation | March 03, 2008
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Lasorda: 'I don't want Cuba to win'

    Enrique Rojas

    Tom Lasorda still cannot understand what happened to Team USA in the World Baseball Classic and doesn't want Cuba to win the tournament.

    Story | Conversation | March 18, 2006
  11. Win sends strong message to world

    Enrique Rojas

    A bunch of amateurs? Hardly. The Cubans have proven they can compete with -- and beat-- baseball's best.

    Story | Conversation | March 18, 2006
  12. Dominicans still believe they're the best

    Enrique Rojas

    Despite falling short of their goal, the Dominicans were satisfied with their effort.

    Story | Conversation | March 18, 2006
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Organizers have spent $50 million on Classic

    Enrique Rojas

    Gene Orza, the vice president of the players' association, told ESPNdeportes.com that the World Baseball Classic has cost $50 million.

    Story | Conversation | March 16, 2006
  16. Pirate doctors will examine Marte's shoulder

    Enrique Rojas

    Left-handed reliever Damaso Marte has an injured shoulder and will not pitch again for the Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic.

    Story | Conversation | March 14, 2006