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Sunday, June 09, 2019

David Ortiz Wounded in Shooting

Ortiz, 44, was “shot in the back at an incident that took place at Dial Discotheque in Santo Domingo,” Felix Durán Mejia, spokesperson for the Dominican National Police, told CNN Espanol.

Latest I’ve seen is the Chief of Police has reported he is in surgery but in stable condition.

Jose is Absurdly Unemployed Posted: June 09, 2019 at 11:34 PM | 40 comment(s)
  Beats: david ortiz, dominican republic, red sox, shooting

Friday, May 10, 2019

13 years old, with an MLB deal: Why some are ready for change

Major League Baseball continues to push for an international draft and is getting buy-in from influential trainers who have grown weary of players as young as 13 years old agreeing to deals with teams, sources with knowledge of the situation tell ESPN.

In a recent meeting between MLB and those involved in the league’s Trainer Partnership Program, a segment of buscónes—or the the trainers who find and prepare amateurs in the Dominican Republic and Venezuela to sign as 16-year-olds—lamented the rash of early agreements and said a draft would alleviate the pressure on pre-teens to vie for multimillion-dollar contracts. At least four players from the 2021-22 signing period struck deals with teams as 13-year-olds, according to sources familiar with the agreements, and the majority of elite players are committed to teams at 14.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: May 10, 2019 at 08:35 AM | 0 comment(s)
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