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Balentien to join team for spring training

The Yakult Swallows say Wladimir Balentien will join the team for the first day of spring training, having pleaded not guilty to domestic violence charges in Florida. Club president Tsuyoshi Kinugasa said Saturday that Balentien will join the team on Feb. 1 to begin preparations for the 2014 season. Police say Balentien pulled out screens at his estranged wife's Miami-area home...
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January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Japan home run leader Balentien arrested in US

A former major league baseball player who broke Japan's single-season home run record last year has been arrested in Florida on domestic violence charges, police said Monday. Court records show Wladimir Balentien, 29, is facing a felony false imprisonment charge and a misdemeanor battery charge in a weekend confrontation at his wife's Miami-area house. An attorney for Balentien...
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January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

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