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Cuba wins the inaugural Baseball5 Americas Open, Venezuela second

After a rough start with a loss to host Colombia on the opening game on day 1, finally Cuba wins the inaugural Baseball5 Americas Open in a final with Venezuela.

Like the opening round, also the finals were played over a series of best to 3 games. Cuba passed 2-0 with a score 12-7 and 11-1

The final standings are completed by Colombia, who won over Puerto Rico in the third place final series 2-0, with Guatemala closing in fifth.

Locals and tourists alike crowded the stands for the whole duration of the tournament as games were often more more spectacular than expected.

MLB | Trump Administration Rejects Agreement Between MLB and Cuban Baseball Federation

By Ed Scimia | OnlineGambling

April 9, 2019

An agreement between Major League Baseball and the Cuban Baseball Federation (FCB) was canceled by the Trump administration, with officials saying that the deal would have violated United States trade laws.

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The Trump administration has vetoed a deal between Major League Baseball and the Cuban Baseball Federation, saying it violates US trade law. (Image: Matt Roberts/Getty)

2019 Caribbean Series | Serie Del Caribe to Move to Panama

This year the Series del Caribe was supposed to be played in Barquisimeto, Venezuela, the home of the Lara Cardenales. Because of the violence occurring there a number of teams were not willing to travel there and Major League Baseball (MLB) warned minor leaguers to stay away.

Mexico had bailed Venezuela out last year when political violence prevented that country from being the host but they were hesitant to do it again. So now the games will be played in Panama at the Rod Carew stadium.

2019 Cuban Finals | Las Tunas Wins First Cuban Championships

When myworld first discovered Cuban baseball, Las Tunas was one of the teams you could count on to finish at the bottom of the standings.

With defections and many of the top players bolting for the United States the landscape has changed for Cuban baseball.

For the most part teams in the Nacional Series are composed of players who grow up in their barrio, except for the Capital which can sometimes acquire top players from other teams.

MLB, MLBPA reach deal with Cuban Federation

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.

WBSC launches World Rankings web platform for Baseball, Softball

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) today unveiled baseball and softball’s first-ever dedicated world rankings web platform at https://rankings.wbsc.org.

The new WBSC World Rankings website features robust functions such as tracking, trends, top climbers, charts, country-by-country comparisons, ranking by continent, points earned by each National Team/Federation per competition, methodology, and a world rankings news section in six languages — English, French, Japan, Korean, Spanish and Traditional Chinese.

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

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.

Baseball for the blind being played and taught in Cuba with hopes of spreading across Latin America

HAVANA, Cuba — Baseball and softball are played by over 65 million people in over 140 countries, and the global sport, which is returning to the Olympic Games in 2020, is also growing among players with disabilities such as visual impairment.

Baseball for the blind players and officials from Cuba, France, Germany and Italy — and the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) — recently organised meetings and training in Havana, where baseball for the blind was introduced by the Italian Association of Baseball for the Blind (AIBXC) a few year ago.

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