Jesse Sanchez has been a reporter for MLB.com since 2001 and has covered Major League Baseball for 12 years.
|Two top players from the most famous baseball family in Cuba are not expected to return to the island.
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|Lazaro "Lazarito" Armenteros will spend the next 24 hours pondering his future. The 6-foot-2, 205-pound outfielder is expected to make a decision on where he will sign Wednesday, about one month after Major League Baseball declared him a free agent.
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|On Wednesday, Estadio Quisqueya will play host to some of the most talented prospects from across Latin America for two days at Major League Baseball's fifth annual International Prospect Showcase.
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|Mexico designated hitter Jorge Vazquez led off the bottom of the ninth inning with a home run to left field to lift the Venados de Mazatlan to a 5-4 victory against Venezuela's Tigres de Aragua for the country's third Caribbean Series title in four years.
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|Mexico's Venados de Mazatlan edged Cuba's Ciego de Avila, 7-2, on Saturday night at Estadio Quisqueya to return to the Caribbean Series championship game for the third year in a row. Mexico will take on Venezuela on Sunday at 3 p.m. ET. Venezuela's Tigres de Aragua cruised past Puerto Rico's Cangrejeros de Santurce, 13-3, in Saturday's first semifinal game.
|Former Major League pitcher Freddy Garcia will end his career the same way he started it: On the mound representing Venezuela with the baseball hopes of an entire nation riding on his right arm.
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|On Saturday, Venezuela cruised past Puerto Rico's Cangrejeros de Santurce, 13-3, to advance to the tournament final Sunday against Mexico's Venados de Mazatlan, who defeated Cuba's Ciego de Avila, 7-2, in Saturday night's second semifinal game.
More»Perez drives home a run with triple to right field|
|Two of the most popular and intriguing figures in Cuban baseball decided to take in a Caribbean Series game Friday night. Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig and teenage prospect Lazarito Armenteros watched parts of the game between Cuba's Ciego de Avila and Dominican Republic's Leones del Escogido together from the stands at Estadio Quisqueya Juan Marichal.
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|Mexico's Venados de Mazatlan clinched the top seed in the semifinals with the 8-4 victory against Puerto Rico's Cangrejeros de Santurce in the first game of the Caribbean Series on Friday afternoon.
More»Hankerd breaks tie with two-run double|
|Lourdes Gurriel Jr. can still recall the clothes he was wearing on the best day of his life: a white short-sleeved, button-down shirt with a red stripe down the middle over the buttons, stylish black pants with rips across the knees, and white high-top tennis shoes.
More»Lourdes Gurriel Jr. singles to score two runs|
|The text from Bobby Cox was just five words, short and sweet as usual.
More»Perez managing for Venezuelan championship|
|Venezuela's Tigres de Aragua will enter Saturday's semifinal game on a winning note after edging Cuba, 3-1, in the first game of the day at the Caribbean Series on Thursday.
More»Neftali Soto walks it off for Puerto Rico|
|Vladimir Guerrero, who will be 41 next Tuesday, was one of five participants in the first home run derby at the Caribbean Series. For four glorious minutes and 26 swings, he reminded the home crowd what it had been missing.
More»Vladimir Guerrero hits three home runs during Derby|
|The first home run derby during the Caribbean Series proved to be a novel idea, with a mix of anticipated and surprising results.
More»Felix Perez wins Derby with a pair of homers|
|Mexico's Venados de Mazatlan clinched at least a tie for the top seed in Saturday's semifinal game with the 6-4 victory against Venezuela's Tigres de Aragua in the first game of the Caribbean Series on Wednesday at Estadio Quisqueya. Puerto Rico routed Cuba, 12-1, in the nightcap.
More»Betancourt rips a two-run double for Mexico|
|Adonis Garcia and his little brother, Jose Adolis Garcia, will share the field for the first time as professionals on Thursday afternoon, and they'll do it from opposite dugouts at the Caribbean Series.
More»Adonis Garcia makes a diving catch on a line drive|
|Propelled by catcher Sebastian Valle's, Mexico's Venados de Mazatlan earned their second victory in two days at Estadio Quisqueya Juan Marichal, this time cruising past Cuba's Ciego de Avila Tigres, 9-3, in Tuesday's matinee at Caribbean Series.
More»Sebastian Valle rips an early three-run double|
|Officials from the Caribbean Series are finalizing an alternative set of participants for the tournament's first Home Run Derby to be held on Wednesday because it appears Detroit's Miguel Cabrera, Seattle's Robinson Cano, and Boston's David Ortiz will not be allowed to participate for what officials are describing as "insurance reasons."
|Kennys Vargas says he is in the Dominican Republic with Puerto Rico's Cangrejeros de Santurce because he wants to be here, but the reality is that he has no other choice if he wants to show the Twins he can be a consistent big league player.
More»Vargas on Caribbean Series and his offseason work|
|Venezuela's Tigres de Aragua scored twice on a triple by Jose Martinez in the bottom of the second inning, and former Major League pitcher Freddy Garcia shut down Puerto Rico's offense to pave the way for a 2-1 victory against the Cangrejeros de Santurce in the first game of the Caribbean Series on Monday afternoon at Estadio Quisqueya Marichal.
More»Jose Martinez laces an RBI triple down the line|