Jesse Sanchez has been a reporter for MLB.com since 2001 and has covered Major League Baseball for 12 years.
|The baseball world mourned the unexpected deaths of Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura and third baseman Andy Marte on Sunday. Ventura, 25, died in a car crash in the Dominican Republic on Sunday. Marte, 33, also died in a separate car crash Sunday in the Dominican Republic.
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|Jose Bautista is coming back to the Blue Jays. Toronto signed Bautista on a one-year deal worth $18 million on Wednesday. The contract includes a $17 million mutual option for 2018 a $20 million vesting option for '19.
More»Chisholm discusses Blue Jays, Bautista one-year deal|
|Luis Navarro is the first prospect from Mexico to compete in the annual International Prospect League showcase. He probably won't be the last.
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|Pedro Martinez Jr. is one of 120 prospects showcasing their talents in the International Prospect League International Showcase. The son of Hall of Famer Pedro Martinez is expected to command a six-figure signing bonus.
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|Eric Pardinho, the growing teen who turned 16 last week, is emerging as a baseball star in a nation where the sport is gaining in popularity. Young right-hander has low 90s fastball and dreams of playing in the Major Leagues.
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|"Peloteros Por Puerto Rico," a star-studded Puerto Rico goodwill tour spearheaded by the Major League Baseball Players Association in conjunction with Major League Baseball, concluded Saturday evening with a gala honoring the legacy of Roberto Clemente and the future of baseball on the island.
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|The Puerto Rico goodwill tour "Peloteros Por Puerto Rico," an event spearheaded by the Major League Baseball Players Association in conjunction with Major League Baseball, made its first stop in Carolina with a baseball clinic for 150 young players in the stadium named after Roberto Clemente.
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|Carlos Beltran helped mark the official start of the goodwill tour "Peloteros por Puerto Rico." The event, spearheaded by the Players Association in conjunction with MLB, is designed to spotlight Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente and his humanitarian efforts while promoting the development of baseball in Puerto Rico.
More»Beltran discusses his baseball academy|
|The holidays have just begun, but the D-backs' celebration is already in full swing. The regular season has given way to the offseason. The offseason has yielded to the giving season.
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|The Padres added another power arm to their system Monday, officially agreeing to a deal with Cuban right-hander Michel Baez. The deal is for $3 million, according to an industry source.
|New D-backs closer Fernando Rodney joked that he's already placed an order for 45 invisible arrows, one for every save he hopes to rack up in 2017, and he plans to launch them into the sky from the mound with his new teammates after each victory.
More»Hazen looks forward to what Rodney brings to bullpen|
|Lourdes Gurriel Jr., ranked No. 6 on MLBPipeline.com's Top 30 International Prospects List, has agreed to a seven-year, $22 million deal with the Blue Jays, according to industry sources.
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|The A's are coming off their second consecutive last-place finish in the American League West and the club is keeping an open mind this offseason.
More»Duquette on Athletics' strengths, needs, rotation|
|The Mariners were one of the most active teams in baseball last offseason, employing a strategy that general manager Jerry Dipoto described as "heavy lifting and effectively recreating the way we played." This offseason, Dipoto is focused on building on that plan.
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|The tragic news of Jose Fernandez's death spread quickly across the pitcher's two beloved countries, whose relations have grown closer over the past year -- the United States and Cuba. The reaction was the same: Disbelief. Sadness.
More»Sanchez discusses Jose Fernandez's tragic passing|
|Lourdes Gurriel Jr. took his first big step toward fulfilling his Major League dream and possibly playing alongside his big brother Yulieski with a large showcase Wednesday morning at Rod Carew Stadium in Panama City, Panama.
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|The Astros have agreed to a $5.15 million deal with Cuban left-hander Cionel Perez, a source told MLB.com's Jesse Sanchez on Monday. The club has not confirmed the deal.
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|On Saturday, the Rangers will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Day at Globe Life Park in Arlington as part of Major League Baseball's Hispanic Heritage Month initiative. The Mariners will have a similar event Sunday at Safeco Field.
|The list of players who have suited up for the Aguilas del Zulia, a five-time champion of the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League, reads like a Who's Who of Major League Baseball. Could former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow be next?
More»Gut Reaction on MLB Now talks Tebow pursuing baseball|
|Zack Wheeler has been shut down for two weeks and he might not pitch again this season.