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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

Yoenis Cespedes was trade by the Oakland Athletics to the Boston Red Sox on July 31, 2014. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

Yankees-Red Sox Rivalry To Take On Entirely New Look Friday Night

The last-place Red Sox may debut newcomers Yoenis Cespedes and Allen Craig on Friday night at home, where they’ll face one former teammate in New York Yankees starter Chris Capuano and possibly another in shortstop Stephen Drew.

08/01/2014

Yoenis Cespedes was traded to the Boston Red Sox on July 31, 2014. (Photo Credit: Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

5 MLB Trade Deadline Winners

After one of the craziest MLB trade deadlines ever, let’s take a look at who made the best moves of the day.

08/01/2014

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Red Sox Blow Up Rotation, Send Lester To A’s And Lackey To Cardinals

Deadline day started with a bang and then an aftershock. The Boston Red Sox are without question going to look totally different in 2015.

07/31/2014

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21 Things That Have Happened Since The Last Back-To-Back Home Run Derby Champion

With 15 years between back to back champions, lots of things have happened in the sporting world during that time. With that being said, here is a look at 21 things that have happened since we last had a back-to-back Home Run Derby champion.

07/16/2014

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5 Facts You Didn’t Know About Back-To-Back HR Derby Champ Yoenis Cespedes

Yoenis Cespedes is the name on every sports announcer’s lips but what do you really know about this Cuban powerhouse center fielder with an amazing arm? Here are a few facts.

07/15/2014

American League All-Star Yoenis Cespedes #52 of the Oakland A's bats during the Gillette Home Run Derby at Target Field on July 14, 2014 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Yoenis Cespedes Tops Todd Frazier In Final, Wins 2nd Straight HR Derby

Cespedes became the first repeat winner of the All-Star skills contest in 15 years, powering his way past Cincinnati’s Todd Frazier 9-1 in the final round Monday night.

07/15/2014

Zack Wheeler #45 of the New York Mets reacts in the first inning against the Oakland Athletics at Citi Field on June 25, 2014.  (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Mets’ Win Streak Ends With 8-5 Loss To Oakland Athletics

Yoenis Cespedes hit a three-run double, slumping Brandon Moss had a two-run homer and the Oakland Athletics jumped all over an ineffective Zack Wheeler in an 8-5 win over the New York Mets on Wednesday night.

06/25/2014

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3 Things Yoenis Cespedes Was Compared To On Twitter

After Tuesday’s 300-plus foot throw to home by the Athletics’ left fielder went viral, fans took to twitter to express who and what Yoenis Cespedes really is. Here are some of the comparisons.

06/12/2014

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Who Is Yoenis Cespedes? 5 Facts You Didn’t Know About The A’s Outfielder

Yoenis Cespedes is the name on every sports announcer’s lips but what do you really know about this Cuban powerhouse center fielder with an amazing arm? Here are a few facts.

06/12/2014

The Oakland A’s Yoenis Cespedes bats during the Chevrolet Home Run Derby on July 15, 2013 at Citi Field. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

A’s Cespedes Brings Citi Field To Its Knees, Wins Home Run Derby

The Oakland Athletics slugger beat Bryce Harper 9-8 in the final round Monday night at reconfigured Citi Field, hitting the decisive drive with five swings to spare.

07/15/2013

Andy Pettitte of the New York Yankees pitches against the Oakland Athletics at Yankee Stadium on May 5, 2013. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Athletics Edge Yankees, Oakland Takes Rubber Game Over Bombers

Andy Pettitte surrendered two home runs as the Yankees lost 5-4 on Sunday.

05/06/2013

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Coleman: Might The Mets Target Slugger Jonny Gomes If Scott Hairston Departs?

After a down year in 2011 — which was split between Cincinnati and Washington — Gomes bounced back to hit 18 home runs and drive in 47 runs in 279 at-bats, along with his best-ever .377 on-base percentage for the A’s.

10/22/2012

Coco Crisp of the Oakland Athletics is congratulated by teammates after hitting the game winning RBI against the New York Yankees at O.co Coliseum on July 22, 2012 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

Athletics Complete Four-Game Sweep Over Yankees

Coco Crisp collected the game-winning hit as the Yankees lost in 12 innings to the Oakland A’s. The Athletics completed a four-game sweep over the Yankees.

07/22/2012

Yoenis Cespedes hits a solo home run against the New York Yankees at O.co Coliseum. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Yankees Drop First Three Games In Oakland, Looking To Avoid Sweep

The Yankees have lost three in a row to the Athletics. They lost 2-1 on Saturday night and are facing the prospect of a four-game sweep on Sunday.

07/21/2012

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