Jesse Sanchez has been a reporter for MLB.com since 2001 and has covered Major League Baseball for 12 years.
|The tragic news of Jose Fernandez's death spread quickly across the pitcher's two beloved countries, whose relations have grown closer over the past year -- the United States and Cuba. The reaction was the same: Disbelief. Sadness.
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|Lourdes Gurriel Jr. took his first big step toward fulfilling his Major League dream and possibly playing alongside his big brother Yulieski with a large showcase Wednesday morning at Rod Carew Stadium in Panama City, Panama.
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|The Astros have agreed to a $5.15 million deal with Cuban left-hander Cionel Perez, a source told MLB.com's Jesse Sanchez on Monday. The club has not confirmed the deal.
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|On Saturday, the Rangers will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Day at Globe Life Park in Arlington as part of Major League Baseball's Hispanic Heritage Month initiative. The Mariners will have a similar event Sunday at Safeco Field.
|The list of players who have suited up for the Aguilas del Zulia, a five-time champion of the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League, reads like a Who's Who of Major League Baseball. Could former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow be next?
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|Zack Wheeler has been shut down for two weeks and he might not pitch again this season.
|The Astros have been busy on the international market since the signing period began on July 2, and they are once again in the final stages of adding another international prospect to the organization. According to industry sources, the club is finalizing a $1.5 million deal with Cuban infielder Anibal Sierra.
|The Padres have added another top international prospect to their Minor League system. On Tuesday, Jorge Ona, 19, a 6-foot-1, 200-pound outfielder from Havana, was declared a free agent by Major League Baseball. A day later, Ona, ranked No. 8 on MLB.com's Top 30 International Prospects list, signed with the Padres.
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|Another top Cuban teenage prospect is officially on the market. Jorge Ona, 19, a 6-foot-1, 200-pound outfielder from Havana, was declared a free agent by Major League Baseball on Tuesday and is free to sign with a team.
|The Braves made a big splash at the start of the international signing period on July 2, landing shortstop Kevin Maitan, No. 1 on MLB.com's Top 30 International Prospects list and the crown jewel of this year's class. The Padres reeled in six of the Top 30, and the A's signed Cuban phenom Lazaro "Lazarito" Armenteros.
More»Sanchez recaps day one of the int'l signing period|
|White Sox starter Jose Quintana doesn't remember what time he woke up on Monday. He's not too sure how much slept Sunday night, either.
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|This year's High School Select Home Run Derby featured a total of eight high school sluggers -- selected by Major League Baseball, USA Baseball and Major League Baseball International -- and it was a hit.
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|The Padres have been busy since the international signing period began Saturday, and their latest international acquisition is their biggest to date.
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|Four of the five Red Sox international prospects who were declared free agents after an investigation by Major League Baseball showed the club circumvented the international bonus-pool regulations have found new teams.
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|The Nationals are loading up with top shortstops to kick off the first day of the international signing period.
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|The Braves are making their presence on the first day international prospects can sign, loading their Minor League system with several top international prospects, including top teenage infielder Kevin Maitan for $4.25 million, according to industry sources.
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|The A's on Saturday signed five international prospects, including one of most intriguing players on the market, Cuban phenom Lazaro "Lazarito" Armenteros.
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|The Rangers have had success on the international market in the past and the club hopes that trend continues this year. According to industry sources, the club has agreed to an $800,000 signing bonus with catcher David Garcia, ranked No. 11 on MLB.com's Top 30 International Prospect list.
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|The Brewers have agreed to an $800,000 signing bonus with outfielder Pablo Abreu, ranked No. 29 on MLB.com's Top 30 International Prospects list, and infielder Jean Carlos Carmona, ranked No. 30, for $700,000.
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