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5 MLB Players That You Didn’t Know Defected From Cuba

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.

08/25/2014

Bartolo Colon #40 of the New York Mets celebrates a triple play with Travis d'Arnaud #15 to end the sixth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on August 24, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

WATCH: With Help From Yasiel Puig, Mets Turn First Triple Play Since 2010

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.

08/25/2014

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Johnny Manziel And 6 Other Athletes Who Need To Grow Up

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.

08/19/2014

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5 Faces Of Major League Baseball

Let’s take a look at the five faces of Major League Baseball when the post-Jeter era begins in November.

08/11/2014

PHOENIX, AZ - SEPTEMBER 18: Yasiel Puig #66 of the Los Angeles Dodgers walks from the dugout to bat against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the MLB game at Chase Field on September 18, 2013 in Phoenix, Arizona.

Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig Still Has Doubters After Huge Rookie Season

Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig is on the fast track to superstardom if he continues to perform on the field, and keeps quiet off it.

03/26/2014

MILWAUKEE, WI - SEPTEMBER 01: Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angles of Anaheim singles in the top of the sixth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on September 01, 2013 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Fantasy Baseball Preview: Outfield

CBS Local Sports breaks down the top players in the outfield for your fantasy baseball draft.

03/07/2014

Jose Fernandez of the Miami Marlins (Photo by Jason Arnold/Getty Images)

Fernandez Becomes First Cuban-Born Player To Win NL Rookie Of The Year

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.

11/11/2013

John Montone

‘Radio Free’ Montone: I Love Sports, Players Not So Much

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.

10/18/2013

Yasiel Puig #66 of the Los Angeles Dodgers reacts as he hits an RBI triple in the fourth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Kallet: Arrogant, Unlikable Yasiel Puig Plays The Game The Wrong Way

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.

10/16/2013

Yasiel Puig #66 of the Los Angeles Dodgers reacts as he hits an RBI triple in the fourth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Beltran Calls Out Yasiel Puig, Says Rookie Must ‘Act With More Calm’

“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.”

10/15/2013

A.J. Ellis #17, Hanley Ramirez #13, Dee Gordon #9 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrate after the Dodgers defeat the Atlanta Braves 4-3 in Game 4 of the National League Division Series. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

On To The NLCS! Dodgers Advance Past Braves, Await Either Bucs Or Cards

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.

10/08/2013

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Cuban Athletes To Be Allowed To Sign Contracts To Compete In Foreign Leagues

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.

09/27/2013

Fans of the New York Jets (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Keidel: Fans Have Become Lost In Tornadic Narcissism That Surrounds Sports

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.

07/15/2013

Yasiel Puig of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Kallas: Of Course Dodgers Outfielder Yasiel Puig Is An All-Star

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.

07/03/2013

The Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig hits a bunt single in the first inning of the nightcap of their doubleheader against the Yankees at Yankee Stadium on June 19, 2013. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Ramirez, Rookie Phenom Puig Beat Up Yankees In Nightcap

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.

06/20/2013

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