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  • Marlins notes: Ichiro acknowleged for passing icon's run record

    Marlins notes: Ichiro acknowleged for passing icon's run record
    As is the case with many records, the player is among the last to know he's actually chasing it.
  • US-Cuba relations challenge ballplayers choosing pro path

    Yasmany Tomas had three choices to continue his baseball career: stay in Cuba and make up to $2,500 a month, play in Japan with a shot at a million dollar contract, or give up family and life in the island on hopes of hitting the jackpot in the major...

    Where's the splash? Giants' AT&T Park no 'Splash Hit' mecca

    SAN FRANCISCO A few hours before the first-ever exhibition game at the Giants' new ballpark, even the famously light-hitting Bob Uecker was tempted to grab a bat. Standing near home plate during batting practice, the ex-catcher glanced toward the right-...

    Dodgers again tap Cuba connection, agree to sign IF Hector Olivera

    Dodgers again tap Cuba connection, agree to sign IF Hector Olivera
    Over the last three years, the Dodgers have spent more than $160 million to sign players who have escaped from Cuba. Their latest addition from the communist island nation is their most expensive to date: former Cuban national team infielder Hector...

    Dodgers agree to $62.5-million deal with Cuban infielder Hector Olivera

    Dodgers agree to $62.5-million deal with Cuban infielder Hector Olivera
    The Dodgers are adding another high-priced player from Cuba, as they have agreed to a six-year, $62.5-million contract with free-agent infielder Hector Olivera. Olivera’s deal includes a $28-million bonus, according to his agent, Greg Genske....