Latest Dominican Republic News

Marlins reach deals with Anderson, Alfaro and 3 relievers

Jan. 16, 2021 1:19 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Marlins agreed to contract terms with all of their arbitration-eligible players, including third baseman Brian Anderson for $3.8 million. Miami also announced deals Friday with catcher Jorge Alfaro ($2.05 million) and three relievers — Yimi García ($1.9 million), Richard...

FILE - This is a 2020 file photo showing Joey Gallo of the Texas Rangers baseball team. The Texas Rangers have agreed to one-year deals to avoid arbitration with their Gold Glove winners. Right fielder Joey Gallo got a $6.2 million deal, after a $4.4 million agreement at this time last year to avoid arbitration. Expected starting shortstop Isiah Kiner-Falefa got a $2 million deal.(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Rangers 1-year deals with Gold Glovers Gallo, Kiner-Falefa

Jan. 15, 2021 4:41 PM EST

The Texas Rangers agreed to one-year deals with right fielder Joey Gallo and expected starting shortstop Isiah Kiner-Falefa on Friday, avoiding arbitration with their two Gold Glove winners. Gallo got a $6.2 million deal, after last season earning $1,629,630 prorated of the $4.4 million salary he agreed to to...

CONCACAF resets men's Olympic qualifying for March 18-30

Jan. 14, 2021 2:47 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Men’s Olympic soccer qualifying in North and Central America and the Caribbean was rescheduled Thursday for March 18-30 in Guadalajara, Mexico, where the tournament originally was set to be played last spring. The U.S., which failed to qualify for the 2012 and 2016 Olympics, is in Group...

Californian gets 10 years for $147M global investment scam

Jan. 11, 2021 7:05 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southern California man who bilked investors worldwide out of $147 million in a pyramid scheme was sentenced Monday to 10 years in federal prison. Steve Chen, 63, of the Los Angeles-area suburb of Bradbury, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge John F. Walter, who said Chen's...

Pittsburgh Pirates' Gregory Polanco drives in a run with a ground rule double to left center field off Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Luis Castillo during the third inning of the first of two baseball games in Pittsburgh, Friday, Sept. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Pirates' Polanco breaks wrist in winter ball, OK for spring

Dec. 26, 2020 10:30 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Gregory Polanco broke a bone in his right wrist playing winter ball in the Dominican Republic. The Pirates said Saturday that Polanco has a small nondisplaced fracture of the triquetrum bone and that the wrist will be immobilized for a short time. The team...

Reputed head of eastern Connecticut drug operation sentenced

Dec. 21, 2020 2:18 PM EST

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A 51-year-old man who prosecutors say ran a major drug trafficking operation in eastern Connecticut was sentenced Monday to 25 years in prison. Carlos Delgado, of Mansfield, was convicted in January of federal drug trafficking and firearms possession charges following an...

FILE - In this June 3, 2020, file photo, Kim Song Ju Primary school students have their temperatures checked before entering the school in Pyongyang, North Korea. Kim Yo Jong, the influential sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, lambasted South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha for questioning the North’s claim to be coronavirus free, warning Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020 of potential consequences for the comments. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin, File)

North Korea accused of using virus to crack down on rights

Dec. 11, 2020 7:55 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Eight mainly Western nations accused North Korea on Friday of using the pandemic “to crack down further on the human rights of its own people,” pointing to reports of an uptick in executions related to the coronavirus and strict controls on movements in and around the...

FILE - In this May 21, 2015, file photo, the St. Paul, Minn., skyline is visible beyond CHS Field as the St. Paul Saints hold their baseball season opener against the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks at the new stadium. Major League Baseball went through with its plan to cut to 120 farm teams. As part of the reorganization, the Saints, which had been an independent team, will become the Triple-A team of the Minnesota Twins. (Aaron Lavinsky/Star Tribune via AP, File)

Jackson loses team as affiliated minors shrink to 120

Dec. 9, 2020 11:52 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Jackson, Tennessee, lost its Double-A baseball team for next season, one of 40 cities dropped as professional affiliates as Major League Baseball went through with its plan to cut to 120 farm teams. The New York-Penn League, which started in 1939, was eliminated and the Pioneer League,...

4 rescued, 6 missing after boat capsizes near Puerto Rico

Dec. 1, 2020 12:23 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard said Tuesday that four people have been rescued and it is searching for six more who were on a boat that capsized west of Puerto Rico. The Coast Guard said the boat capsized on Sunday in unclear circumstances while near Desecho Island in the Mona Passage. A...