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Rawlings Costa Rica, maker of Major League baseballs, lays off 190 workers

The absence of Major League Baseball in the United States has had ramifications in Costa Rica.

Costa Rican pitching prospect signs with MLB’s Houston Astros

Bryan Solano, a 19-year-old pitcher from Limón, will be the first Tico player signed to a Major League contract in eight years.

Obama, Castro hail ‘new day’ for US-Cuba relations

U.S. President Barack Obama and his Cuban counterpart Raúl Castro vowed Monday in Havana to set aside their differences in pursuit of what the U.S. president called a "new day" for the relationship between the neighbors. President Castro, not used to press conferences, also refused to admit Cuba has political prisoners.

With Obama visit, Cubans hope for home run in baseball diplomacy

Cuba's communist government is trying an unusual diplomatic tool to crack the economic trade barrier with the United States: baseball.

Major League Baseball gets in on US-Cuba thaw

HAVANA, Cuba – Cuban baseball stars José Abreu and Yasiel Puig returned home Tuesday for the first time since defecting to join the American big leagues, part of an unprecedented Major League Baseball tour made possible by the thaw in U.S.-Cuban relations.

Rawlings lays off 200 employees at its Costa Rica apparel operation

The jobs will be moved to El Salvador, a company manager said. Baseball manufacturing, however, will remain unchanged here.

An MLB first? Fans locked out as riots rock Baltimore

BALTIMORE, Maryland – The Baltimore Orioles will face the Chicago White Sox in an empty stadium on Wednesday after riots prompted officials to take what is believed to be the unprecedented step of ordering the game played behind closed doors.

A big injury to Cuba’s new baseball experiment

Yulieski Gourriel plays in the Cuban league for about $50 a month, even though he's a speedboat ride away from a $10 million-a-year Big League contract.

Costa Rica’s major league concern

Two weeks after the end of the World Series, The Tico Times looks at the Costa Rican factory in Turrialba where MLB baseballs are made.

Jump for joy! Baseball season begins…

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- Nicaraguan shortstop Everth Cabrera, center, of the San Diego Padres celebrates next with Yasmani Grandal after scoring during the eighth...

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