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|The International Showcase began Tuesday with timed 60-yard runs, infield and outfield drills, along with batting practice, at Rod Carew Stadium. The prospects also played in one game. The event wrapped up Wednesday with two more games.
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|Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association opened the two-day International Showcase -- which is for prospects who are eligible to sign professional contracts during the international signing period -- at Rod Carew Stadium.
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|Another group of players from Cuba is garnering interest and is poised to shake up an already jam-packed international market. Infielder Luis Yander La O Camacho and left-hander Cionel Perez are in the process of establishing residency in Haiti, and center fielder Eddy Julio Martinez has been declared a free agent.
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|This year's Top 30 International Prospects list includes 20 players from the Dominican Republic, nine from Venezuela, and one from Panama. No. 1 on the list is 16-year-old, 260-pound slugger Jhailyn Ortiz, who is expected to command a $4 million bonus. He's followed by Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
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|Moments before the start of an extended spring camp game against the Rangers in Surprise, Ariz., several Padres prospects greeted and took pictures with Josh Hamilton after the outfielder's first workout with Texas.
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|White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu received his GIBBY (Greatness in Baseball Yearly) Award for being the 2014 Rookie of the Year at U.S. Cellular Field during a special pregame presentation on Sunday. The trophy was another reminder of just how far the slugger has come in such a short time and foreshadows his potential for the future.
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|On Thursday, the D-backs, in conjunction with Arizona Public Service, dedicated the latest field in the "Diamonds Back" Youth Field Building Program to Roland Hemond. The afternoon also served as a celebration of Hemond's lifetime of achievements in the game.
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|The team of prospects from across Latin America competing in the inaugural International Prospect Series at the USA Baseball National Training Complex knew they were in for a memorable experience even before they stepped on the field against North Carolina's South Caldwell High School on Friday afternoon.
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|The thunderous cracking noise coming off of Starling Heredia's bat every time he connected on a pitch during batting practice and deposited the ball over the left-field fence was unlike anything heard at the USA Baseball National Training Complex on Thursday afternoon.
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|The first annual International Prospect Series, a joint venture between USA Baseball and Major League Baseball, is presenting the unique opportunity for a team of top international prospects to play two exhibition games against high school teams from North Carolina this week during the National High School Invitational that is being held at the USA Baseball complex in Cary, N.C.
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|Cuban infield prospect Yoan Moncada is wrapping up private workouts for teams and is expected to make a decision on which team to join by the end of the month, according to an industry source.
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|Major League Baseball's annual International Showcase for teenage prospects returned this week. The two-day event for players who will be eligible to sign with Major League clubs beginning July 2 already features some of the top teens from the Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Aruba, and Colombia.
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|Mayor Magglio Ordonez and President Carlos Guillen made a special appearance at the semifinal game of the Caribbean Series between between Venezuela and Cuba on Saturday night at Hiram Bithorn Stadium. Ordonez is part owner of the Venezuelan Winter League champion Caribes de Anzoategui club and the mayor of the eastern Venezuelan city of Sotillo.
|Shifting is in Benji Gil's nature. The former first-round pick has gone from top prospect to flop, journeyman to Mexican League hero and eventually a World Series champion. Now, he's hoping all of his experience will lead Mexico to the country's third Caribbean Series title in a row and fourth in five years.
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|The Dominican Republic's 3-2 walk-off win over Mexico on Thursday night eliminated host Puerto Rico and set the stage for this weekend's Caribbean Series semifinals in San Juan.
|Cuban pitcher Vladimir Gutierrez, who abandoned his Pinar del Rio team earlier this week, is in the process of applying for political asylum in Puerto Rico, according to a report.
|Cesar Valdez pitched seven solid innings Thursday, leading Venezuela to a 6-2 victory to remain undefeated in tournament play after three games.
|Yulieski Gourriel is not only Cuba's top player, he's probably the most talented player in the Caribbean Series. The infielder will return to Japan for his second season abroad soon and scouts can't help but wonder if and when he'll make it to the United States.
|Pinar del Rio took advantage of a late Puerto Rico miscue to edge Santurce, 3-2, in the 10th inning in front of 18,236 stunned fans at Hiram Bithorn Stadium on Wednesday night.
|Venezuela's Caribes de Anzoategui scored six runs in the first two innings, including the game-winning run by San Diego infielder Alexi Amarista, to hold off the Dominican Republic's Gigantes del Cibao, 6-5, on the third day of games at the Caribbean Series at Hiram Bithorn Stadium.
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