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MLB: Cionel Pérez firma con los Astros

El zurdo cubano Cionel Pérez aceptó un contrato de ligas menores con los Astros de Houston.

No se dio a conocer el monto financiero de la firma, anunciada el viernes.

Pérez, de 20 años, lideró la Serie Nacional de Cuba con un promedio de carreras limpias permitidas de 2.06 en 87 innings y un tercio con Matanzas en la temporada de 2014, cuando tuvo marca de 7-2 y acumuló 75 ponches.

La contratación de Pérez es parte del último periodo de firmas sin un tope.

Calendar of Baseball International Events for 2017

Below is the calendar of events for baseball in many different geographical areas. 

February 1-7 - Serie del Caribe in Culican, Sinoaloa,Mexico - Home of the Tomateros 

March 6-10 - World Baseball Classic, Pool A Seoul, Korea 

March 7-11 - World Baseball Classic, Pool B, Tokyo Japan

March 9-13 - World Baseball Classic Pool C, Miami, Florida, United States 

March 9-13 - World Baseball Classic, Pool D, Jalisco, Mexico

MLB: Norge L. Ruíz Signs with Athletics

One of the better pitchers out of Cuba, Norge L. Ruíz signed with the Oakland Athletics. Not a big pitcher, standing less than 6′0″ with a pedestrian fastball, he will need to rely on his location to get major league hitters out. Myworld watched him pitch in the Series del Caribe in Puerto Rico. While he did not give up a lot of runs he always seemed to be working out of jams. Myworld expects him to end up in a relief role if he makes the majors, though the Athletics are short on starting pitchers.

Thousands paid to travel to US: Cuban baseballers

Two Cuban baseball players on Tuesday told a US federal jury that they paid tens of thousands of US dollars from signing bonuses with Major League Baseball teams to a smuggling network that prosecutors say was overseen by a Florida sports agent and his trainer associate.

The players, Jorge Padron and Reinier Roibal, described how they were spirited off the communist-run island on speedboats bound for Cancun, Mexico, where they trained while awaiting documents necessary to go to the US to sign lucrative free-agent contracts.

MLB | Mets Expect Cespedes To Return For Second Half of the Season, MLB | Cuba

By Josh Finkelstein

Jeff Wilpon said on Mike Francesa’s show today that the team expects to see Yoenis Céspedes return from double-heel surgery in “realistically, the second half of the season.”

Céspedes, 33, underwent surgery on one of his heels in August and the other one in October that is expected to keep him out of the lineup well into next season, with no specific timetable. However, this gives us some insight into how long Mets fans will have to wait to see “La Potencia” playing left field.

MLB, MLBPA reach deal with Cuban Federation, MLB | Cuba

Major League Baseball (MLB) and the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) jointly announced today an agreement with the Cuban Baseball Federation (FCB) that will provide Cuban baseball players with a safe and legal path to sign with a Major League Club.

Nuevo acuerdo entre MLB y Cuba para los jugadores de dicho país, MLB | Cuba

Major League Baseball (MLB) y Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) anunciaron hoy conjuntamente un acuerdo con la Federación Cubana de Béisbol (FCB) que brindará a los jugadores de béisbol cubanos un camino seguro y legal para firmar con un Club de Grandes Ligas.

Más detalles sobre el histórico acuerdo entre MLB y la FCB

Ray OteroPor Ray Otero | Director de BaseballdeCuba

Este miércoles 19 de diciembre, con el anuncio del acuerdo entre Major League Baseball (MLB) y la Federación Cubana de Béisbol (FCB), se ha abierto una puerta legal al béisbol de la isla para su entrada a las Grandes Ligas, puerta que en mayor parte estuvo cerrada por las acciones de ambos países.

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