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Amid warming with US, Cuban baseball defectors teach youth
Some of Major League Baseball's biggest Cuban-born stars put dozens of boys through batting, pitching and catching drills in a sunny Havana ballpark, part of a three-day mission meant to warm relations between the U.S. league and this baseball-mad nation.
 
A lineup of Cuban-born baseball stars, including some of the most famous defectors in recent memory, made a triumphant return to the island Tuesday as part of the first Major League Baseball trip here since 1999.
 
Former Major League Baseball pitcher Tommy Hanson died last month at age 29 from an overdose of cocaine and alcohol, according to autopsy results released on Friday.
 
A star South Korean pitcher looking to sign a U.S. major league baseball contract has been dragged into a widening probe into illegal gambling overseas, his lawyer said Tuesday.
 
Wang hopes to continue his career in US; looks for new team after 2015
Taiwanese pitcher Chien-Ming Wang (王建民) said Tuesday that he hopes to continue his professional career in the United States next year after ending the 2015 season in Triple-A with the Seattle Mariners.
 
Giants sign Samardzija to US$90 million deal
As the San Francisco Giants try to recapture the form that won three of the past six World Series titles, they seek the same from pitcher Jeff Samardzija.
 
Nori Aoki, Mariners finalize US$5.5 mil. deal
Nori Aoki expressed only a few words in English during his introduction as the latest addition to the Mariners' offseason makeover.
 
Japan beat Mexico 11-1 to settle for bronze at baseball's Premier12
Sho Nakata and Nobuhiro Matsuda hit two-run homers in the second inning as Japan beat Mexico 11-1 to win the bronze medal at the Premier12 baseball tournament.
 
Park leads South Korea to 8-0 win over US
yung Ho Park bolstered his MLB credentials with a three-run homer in the fifth inning as South Korea routed the United States 8-0 Saturday to win the inaugural Premier12 baseball tournament.
 
Cubs' Bryant, Astros' Correa voted top rookies
Big expectations followed Kris Bryant and Carlos Correa from the moment each was drafted just a few years ago.
 
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