Jesse Sanchez has been a reporter for MLB.com since 2001 and has covered Major League Baseball for 12 years.
|This week's MLB Amateur Prospect League showcase in the Dominican Republic features two teams from Puerto Rico and two from Major League Baseball's Amateur Prospect League, made up primarily of players eligible to sign when the 2014 international signing period begins next July 2, is the culmination of recent initiatives in Puerto Rico.
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|Starting Sunday, teens from the Major League Baseball Amateur Prospect League will play host to a group of players from the Puerto Rico Baseball Academy and High School and MLB's after-school program on the island in a four-day event that will showcase the players in drills and games.
|Some believe the love for baseball in Puerto Rico is back. There are those who say the passion was never lost, only misplaced.
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