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  • Cuban players with Dodgers or Angels

    Cuban players with Dodgers or Angels
    The Dodgers, who have signed five Cuban players, have been among the major league's most aggressive teams in pursuing talent from the Caribbean island. The Angels have signed one such player. A look at each of the players under the control of local teams:
  • Marlins' Rienzo a novelty as big-leaguer from Brazil

    Marlins' Rienzo a novelty as big-leaguer from Brazil
    There is good reason Marlins reliever Andre Rienzo is one of only three Brazilians to reach the major leagues. Baseball players are a rarity in the soccer-mad South American giant. The exception is the region where Rienzo grew up near Sao Paulo, which...

    Managerial success proves dugout experience no longer prerequisite

    Managerial success proves dugout experience no longer prerequisite
    Everyone thinks they can manage, and now maybe anyone can. The trend toward hiring managers with no experience is growing, with the Brewers' Craig Counsell and the Marlins' Dan Jennings as the latest examples. Perhaps Bill Veeck had the right idea...

    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. Ichiro Suzuki was oblivious that he was coming upon Sadaharu Oh's mark for most runs scored by a Japanese-born player, but he knew the record was his as...

    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...