Baltimore Orioles prospect Ramon Ramirez died yesterday near his hometown of La Romana, Dominican Republic after a motorcycle accident. He was 23 years old.
Pedro Martínez played up his heritage and spoke directly to his fellow Dominicans today at his Hall of Fame induction, dedicating the honor to his home country and declaring the award a “sign of hope, faith, determination, strength, courage, and dignity.”
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Here is video of the moments after players from Dominican League teams Tigres del Licey and Águilas Cibaeñas learned of the death tonight of Cardinals prospect Oscar Taveras. It's heartbreaking.
Back in 2006, the Nationals gave a $1.4 million signing bonus to 16-year-old Dominican shortstop Esmailyn Gonzalez. A few years later, Sports Illustrated revealed the truth: Esmailyn Gonzalez was actually Carlos Alvarez Lugo, and he was four years older than advertised. Whoops.
Manny Ramirez is still hitting baseballs with the greatest of ease—just not in Major League Baseball, mind you. Ramirez, who endured a rocky 2012 season in which he ultimately didn't play a game in the bigs, suited up for the Las Aguilas Eagles of the Dominican Winter League tonight. In the first pitch of his first…
Bartolo Colon is pitching in the Dominican Republic and took a shot off the face Sunday that left him laying prostrate on the mound. He was able to walk off under is own power, but he was taken to the hospital for further testing. We are still consulting the Colon-o-meter and will update accordingly.
Hidden in this interesting piece about identity fraud from Tyler Kepner in the The New York Times is the perhaps not so stunning realization that many of the people charged with evaluating, acquiring and displaying baseball talent don't know a thing about baseball. Sandy Alderson, the current general manager for the…
Edgar Sosa, a former Louisville guard who's now playing for John Calipari's Dominican Republic team in the FIBA Americas Championship, broke his leg after going up for a shot in a game against Panama today. There's video here of the break itself and a look at the totally unnatural state of Sosa's shin, but be…