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Major League Baseball will host an International Showcase featuring top-rated amateur players from several Latin American and Caribbean nations on January 16 and 17 in the Dominican Republic.
Major League Baseball announced today that it will provide released Minor League players from the Dominican Republic with an opportunity to enroll in educational programs through its Educational Initiative Program for Latin America. The programs, which range from technical, vocational and entrepreneurial opportunities to elementary and high school equivalency courses, job-seeking workshops and career counseling services, aim to help provide players with occupational alternatives after their playing careers have concluded.
Tournament to showcase top players from the Dominican Republic, United States and Puerto Rico.
Jackie Robinson RBI and Dominican Republic RBI have won the Senior Baseball Division and Junior Baseball Division Championships, respectively, of the 20th Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) World Series.
The Astros have signed a pair of teenagers out of the Dominican Republic, pitcher Carlos Vasquez and outfielder Edward Santana, and have reached an agreement with another young player, pitcher Tomas Lopez.