Cuba’s Top Star Cepeda Shuns MLB for Japanese League Sojourn

April 22, 2014 | No Comments »

In easily the most significant revelation yet spawned by the recently revised policy regarding Cuban ballplayer exchanges, the Cuban Baseball Federation revealed this past weekend that long-time national team star Frederich Cepeda will be performing this summer with the famed Yomiuri Giants of the Japanese Central League.

Cuba Slugger Frederich Cepeda Signs for $1.5 million with Yomiuri Giants

April 20, 2014 | 3 comments

Frederich Cepeda, one of the best hitters in Cuban baseball, will play this coming season in the Professional League in Japan, which just announced his signing for one season with the Yomiuri Giants in a monetary settlement of $1.5 million dollars.

Pinar del Rio Wins Cuba Baseball Title

April 17, 2014 | No Comments »

Pinar del Rio won the Cuban baseball championship on Wednesday with a 9-6 win to take their series four games to two before a highly disappointed Matanzas home crowd. Luis A. Valdes was the hero with his sixth inning grand slam.

Cuba Baseball League Announces 2014 National Series Award Winners

April 15, 2014 | No Comments »

On the eve of the final stage of the National Series playoffs unfolding in Matanzas, the Cuban Baseball Federation has announced this year’s individual ballplayer award winners, and prime pennant challenger Pinar del Río has already proven to be the biggest winner.

Pinar del Rio Makes Spectacular Extra Inning 9-8 Win over Matanzas

April 14, 2014 | No Comments »

Down 8-5 going in to the bottom of the ninth inning Pinar del Rio was looking at the discomforting prospect of going back to Matanzas down three games to two in their championship Cuban baseball series. Then the tables turned, reported

Matanzas Ties Series, Game 5 on Sunday

April 13, 2014 | No Comments »

Matanzas managed a slow but sure comeback on Saturday to defeat Pinar del Rio in 10 innings by a score of 4-3. Taking into account they were down 3-0 in the seventh and having had their first 19 batters retired in order it was quite a feat, reported

Cuba Wins Boxing Clash with USA, One Fighter Abandons Team

April 13, 2014 | 2 comments

The Cuban Domadores (Tamers) boxing team competing in the semi-pro World Series of Boxing quarterfinals won three of five scheduled bouts in Salem, New Hampshire on Saturday evening to finish 8-2 and eliminate the USA Knockouts squad. The Cubans next rival in the semifinals will be Russia. Photo:

Pinar Impresses with 7-3 win and Takes Series Lead over Matanzas

April 12, 2014 | No Comments »

Everything that happened on the diamond Friday at the Captain San Luis Stadium in Pinar del Rio was included in the preliminary final series script. It proved that the first line Pinar pitching is superior and the team, supported by a delirious crowd, multiplied their strength.

Matanzas and Pinar in Game 3 on Friday

April 11, 2014 | No Comments »

Game three in the best of seven championship series between Matanzas and Pinar del Rio takes place tonight at 7:15 p.m. in Pinar. The game will be televised nationwide and on Cubavision International for Internet viewers.

Pinar Stops Matanzas 12-5, Series Tied

April 10, 2014 | No Comments »

Game two between Pinar del Rio and Matanzas ended very different than it started. In the bottom of the first inning Matanzas came out swinging, knocked out Pinar starter Julio A. Martínez and scored five times. The home town fans went wild, sensing a 2-0 series lead.