| Nov 8, 2014
| 4:10 PM
Jose Abreu's harrowing journey to the White Sox began last year on a small boat on the shores of Cuba.
"I've heard Abreu's story, and I thought mine was crazy," said teammate and fellow Cuban native Adrian Nieto, who came to the U.S. on a raft with...
| Nov 8, 2014
| 4:10 PM
Ht., wt.: 6-3, 255.
Defected: 2013 to Haiti with his brother-in-law.
Major league debut: 2014.
Statistics: .317 average, 36 home runs, 107 RBIs.
Bio: Abreu grew up in Cruces, about...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 8:37 PM
New York Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom and Chicago White Sox slugging first baseman Jose Abreu won rookie of the year honors in their leagues in voting results announced on Monday.
DeGrom, 26, won with 26 first-place votes of 31 cast in a decisive National...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 2:51 PM
Yasmany Tomas, a highly touted Cuban baseball player, is scheduled to fly to the United States on Friday to meet with his agent, Jay Alou, VICE Sports reported Thursday.
According to the report, a deal with a major-league team could be imminent and...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 2:05 PM
I came across Mike Piazza, former baseball player and now, apparently, die-hard Italian soccer fan, in the Sao Paulo airport Saturday morning.
Piazza, the former Dodgers and Mets catcher who finished his 16-year major league career with a...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 10:27 PM
KEY MOMENT: Angels reliever Jason Grilli came into a tie game in the sixth inning and five batters later Oakland had a two-run lead on an infield single, Sam Fuld's triple to right-center and Andy Parrino's scoring fly ball. The Angels didn't quit,...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 5:59 PM
With the baseball season heading into its final quarter, the Orioles likely will be making their pennant push without pitching coach Rick Adair, who was granted a leave of absence for personal reasons Friday and was replaced, at least temporarily, by...
| Jul 14, 2013
| 8:23 PM
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Hanley Ramirez said that if the Dodgers approach him at any time about extending his contract, he would be open to talking.
| Feb 22, 2014
| 6:08 PM
PHOENIX — Told the Dodgers signed free-agent shortstop Erisbel Arruebarrena to a five-year, $25-million contract, Yasiel Puig was flooded with memories of his childhood in Cuba.
Puig and Arruebarrena met as 9-year-olds in Cienfuegos. They played...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 8:06 PM
PHOENIX — Hanley Ramirez reported to spring training Wednesday without a new contract. But if Ramirez was bothered by his inability to secure a multiyear extension over the winter, he didn't show it.
He reiterated how much likes playing in Los...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 3:05 PM
BOSTON – The Dominican Republic might well be the most baseball-mad nation on Earth, the reigning champion of the World Baseball Classic. About 10 million people live there.
Texarkana, Texas, is a town of 37,000, tucked into the extreme...