In light of the Boston Red Sox signing Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo to a seven-year, $72.5 million deal, let’s take a look at other MLB players who defected from Cuba.
It’s one of the rarest — and most exciting — plays in baseball. The New York Mets turned a triple play in the sixth inning of Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Johnny Manziel is young, as are most of the players on this list, so there’s still hope that he’ll mature one of these days. Or years.
Let’s take a look at the five faces of Major League Baseball when the post-Jeter era begins in November.
Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig is on the fast track to superstardom if he continues to perform on the field, and keeps quiet off it.
CBS Local Sports breaks down the top players in the outfield for your fantasy baseball draft.
Jose Fernandez stood out in a deep National League class, and the pitcher received 26 of 30 first-place votes from a Baseball Writers’ Association of America panel in results revealed Monday.
Puig’s bat-tossing, finger-pointing self-adulation after his line drive to right field in game 3 of the NLCS crystallized the rise of the individual over the team — in team sports.
He’s cocky. He’s arrogant. He’s extremely unlikable. And he doesn’t play the great game of baseball the right way, the way it’s supposed to be played. Who am I talking about? You know who. I’m talking about Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig.
“As a player, I just think he doesn’t know (about how to act),” the former Met said. “That’s what I think. He really doesn’t know. He must think that he’s still playing somewhere else.”
The NL West champions open the next round Friday against St. Louis or Pittsburgh. The Cardinals host the wild-card Pirates in a winner-take-all Game 5 on Wednesday.
Cuba announced Friday that its athletes will be allowed to sign contracts to compete in foreign leagues, a shift from decades of policy that held professional sports to be anathema to socialist ideals.
The entire apparatus is so swathed in entitlement that you, the fan, the customer, client, and de facto employer have become lost in the tornadic narcissism. You’re just too dumb. You didn’t play the game.
Puig can hit, hit with power, run, field and has a howitzer for an arm. There’s nothing he can’t do on a baseball field.
Hanley Ramirez capped a six-hit day with a pair of RBI singles, Yasiel Puig homered and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Yankees 6-0 Wednesday for a doubleheader split.