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  • Dodger Yasiel Puig's long road around the Cuba embargo

     Dodger Yasiel Puig's long road around the Cuba embargo
    Fleeing Cuba is harrowing and costly, whether it's done in a flimsy boat headed for U.S. shores or a speedboat headed for Mexico. Yasiel Puig, the gifted Dodgers outfielder, set off on the latter route, smuggled out by men who then threatened his life and held him hostage in a Mexican motel. A Florida man with a small-time criminal past helped get him out; in exchange, Puig promised to pay the man 20% of his lifetime earnings.
  • MLB Draft 2013: Stanford pitcher Mark Appel goes No. 1 to Astros

    MLB Draft 2013: Stanford pitcher Mark Appel goes No. 1 to Astros
    Hard-throwing right-handed pitcher Mark Appel of Stanford was taken No. 1 by the Houston Astros on Thursday with the opening pick in major league baseball's first-year player draft. The 6-foot-5 Appel turned down the Pittsburgh Pirates last year after...

    MLB Draft 2013: Phil Bickford, Dominic Smith taken 10th and 11th

    MLB Draft 2013: Phil Bickford, Dominic Smith taken 10th and 11th
    Two Southern California high school prospects, pitcher Phil Bickford of Westlake Village Oaks Christian and first baseman Dominic Smith of Gardena Serra, were selected No. 10 and No. 11, respectively, on Thursday during the MLB draft for first-year...

    SoCal's Phil Bickford, Dominic Smith chosen early in MLB draft

    SoCal's Phil Bickford, Dominic Smith chosen early in MLB draft
    Phil Bickford of Westlake Village Oaks Christian and Dominic Smith of Gardena Serra were in a celebratory mood after being chosen No. 10 and No. 11, respectively, during Major League Baseball's first-year player draft on Thursday. Bickford, a 6-foot-4...

    Dodgers make Chris Anderson their first pick in MLB draft

    Dodgers make Chris Anderson their first pick in MLB draft
    The Dodgers chose Jacksonville right-hander Chris Anderson with their first pick, No. 18 overall, in Major League Baseball's amateur draft. Anderson, 20, had a 7-5 record with a 2.49 earned-run average for Jacksonville this season. In 104 2/3 innings,...