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Aroldis Chapman, Yoenis Cespedes and Yasiel Puig are among the Cuban defectors making an impact in Major League Baseball. Perhaps they’ll soon have company.
According to MLB.com’s Jesse Sanchez, Cuban pitcher Dalier Hinojosa has received clearance from the U.S. government and is ready to sign with a major league team. Sanchez reported in June that the Red Sox, Yankees, Cubs and Dodgers have expressed interest in Hinojosa.
Hinojosa, who established residency in Haiti after defecting from Cuba in February, has already showcased his talents for MLB teams, according to Tim Dierkes of MLBTradeRumors.com. We may soon find out which team covets Hinojosa the most, but the 27-year-old turned heads while playing for the Cuban national team.
Sanchez reports that Hinojosa throws a fastball in the low-to-mid 90s, and also features a slider, curveball, two-seam fastball and changeup. The right-hander is listed at 6-foot-2 and 210 pounds.
Hinojosa reportedly threw a seven-inning perfect game again...
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While Jay-Z and his Roc Nation Sports agency were pursuing Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig another company has landed the prized athlete.
Puig has signed with Radegen Sports Management for the purpose of marketing and sponsorship. Other big leaguers represented by Radegan Sports include David Ortiz and Jose Bautista.
Guess Jay-Z can’t get everyone. Dodgers star Yasiel Puig signed...
Yoenis Cespedes has claimed the title of winner of this year’s Home Run Derby in Citi Field.
The Cuban slugger for the Oakland A’s was a last minute pick by American League captain Robinson Cano, and he didn’t let down. Cespedes held his own from the very beginning knocking in 17 homers in the first round alone, taking a commanding lead.
Cespedes’ power launched the balls...
Your browser does not support iframes. For those who actually enjoy the Home Run Derby, last night was a special treat. Oakland A’s outfielder Yoenis Cespedes and Washington Nationals star Bryce Harper, two of the most exciting young players in the game, battled it out in the finals with Cespedes coming out on top. After [...]
The best baseball players got rewarded for their hard work and talent by being asked to play baseball one more time in the All-Star Game.
Deserving players who just missed out on the honor are said to have been "snubbed," and they presumably kick the dirt with the toe of their shoe and stick out their bottom lip.
But not Yasiel Puig, the Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder...
It’s been a very long time since an Oakland Athletic won the Home Run Derby, but Yoenis Cespedes did just that on Monday night. With the baseball world watching, the A’s star outfielder crushed 32 home runs deep into the Citi Field night over the course of his three rounds en route to a victory (as predicted by BSN’s Brandon McClintock).
His performance, aided by BP pitcher...
That GIF should say it all.
And with that bat flip, Yoenis Cespedes essentially said, “Hello, baseball world. My name is Yoenis Cespedes,” as he introduced himself to the mainstream public by claiming Monday night’s Home Run Derby crown in style. But it wasn’t about just the total that made his Derby win special. It was also about the distance. Indeed, his 17 homers in the...
Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig has taken Major League Baseball by storm since defecting from Cuba, fleeing to Mexico and signing a seven...
Photo courtesy of Major League Baseball Facebook page FLUSHING, N.Y—Many of the game’s biggest boppers took part in tonight’s Home Run Derby but in the end, the underdog took home the crown. Yoenis Cespedes of the Oakland Athletics is your 2013 Chevrolet Home Run Derby champion. Below is the complete breakdown of the home run totals by round. Thanks to ESPN and Cliff Corcoran...
Oakland A's outfielder Yoenis Cespedes put on an epic power display in taking home the 2013 Home Run Derby championship.
Jose Canseco isn’t going to let his Oakland Athletics home run-hitting legacy be supplanted by just anyone.
A’s outfielder Yoenis Cespedes was at the center of the spotlight Monday night when he swatted his way to the Home Run Derby crown. While that meant many slaps on the back and well wishes from supporters, former A’s bash brother Canseco had something else in mind when...
Los Angeles Dodgers super rookie Yasiel Puig seems to be taking his All-Star snub in stride. While the rest of the league's finest are in New York battling the heat, the 22-year-old hit one of the hottest (see what I did there) joints around...the Playboy Mansion.
And, similar to when the slugger hit The Big Apple in June to square off against the New York Yankees, dude...
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The 2012 season was supposed to belong to Washington Nationals’ Bryce Harper, but Anaheim Angels’ Mike Trout put together possibly the greatest rookie season in the history of baseball. In 2013, another player emerged in the same manner as Trout–Cuban defector Yasiel Puig.
Both players entered the big leagues roughly midway thought...
While Los Angeles Dodgers outfielders Yasiel Puig and Carl Crawford were held out of Sunday’s starting lineup against the Colorado
Rockies, both players made appearances later in the contest, reports Austin Laymance of MLB.com.
Puig – who is dealing with a hip injury – entered the game
as a pinch-hitter and played four innings yesterday. He singled in his first
American League (38 wins) at National League (43 wins)
Max Scherzer (13-1, 3.19) vs. Matt Harvey (7-2, 2.35)
Time: 8:00, Citi Field
Weather: Sunny, 91
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Yoenis Cespedes put on a show during last night’s Home Run Derby, and now it’s time for the next event: the 2013 Major League Baseball All Star Game. The best players will showcase their...