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  • Jose Abreu's mysterious journey

     Jose Abreu's mysterious journey
    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...
  • Cuban baseball players in Chicago

    Cuban baseball players in Chicago
    White Sox Jose Abreu First baseman Age: 27. Ht., wt.: 6-3, 255. From: Cienfuegos. 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...
  • Mets' DeGrom Voted NL Rookie Of The Year; Abreu Wins AL Honor

    Mets' DeGrom Voted NL Rookie Of The Year; Abreu Wins AL Honor
    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...
  • Report: Deal with Cuban star Tomas may be imminent

    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...
  • Mike Piazza reconnects with Italy at the World Cup

    Mike Piazza reconnects with Italy at the World Cup
    I came across Mike Piazza, former baseball player and now, apparently, die-hard Italian soccer fan, in the Sao Paulo airport Saturday morning. Who knew? Piazza, the former Dodgers and Mets catcher who finished his 16-year major league career with a...
  • Oakland Athletics take first game of series with Angels, 5-3

    Oakland Athletics take first game of series with Angels, 5-3
    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,...
  • Orioles pitching coach Rick Adair taking a leave of absence for personal reasons

    Orioles pitching coach Rick Adair taking a leave of absence for personal reasons
    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...
  • Hanley Ramirez hopes to remain a Dodger

    Hanley Ramirez hopes to remain a Dodger
    addCustomPlayer('8cqmm3yooufw16fbocvnmn2rk', '', '', 600, 418, 'perf8cqmm3yooufw16fbocvnmn2rk', 'eplayer15'); Hanley Ramirez said that if the Dodgers approach him at any time about extending his contract, he would be open to talking. "Definitely,...
  • Dodgers sign Cuban defector Erisbel Arruebarrena

    Dodgers sign Cuban defector Erisbel Arruebarrena
    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...
  • Hanley Ramirez is feeling healthy, and he hopes to stay that way

    Hanley Ramirez is feeling healthy, and he hopes to stay that way
    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...
  • Michael Wacha, Will Middlebrooks and the Texarkana World Series

    Michael Wacha, Will Middlebrooks and the Texarkana World Series
    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...