Now at 25 years old, Leonys Martin has to deal with an unenviable burden: replacing Josh Hamilton in the Rangers’ lineup.
The description preferred by 51 percent of Hispanics is Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban or other culture they are tied to through family or ancestry.
U.S. college baseball players will face a Cuban team this summer, renewing play after 16 years with a five-game series between nations with bitter relations.
Texas recalled Martin from Triple-A Round Rock on Tuesday after placing right fielder Nelson Cruz on the 15-day disabled list.
Martin, who defected from Cuba last year and signed a $15.5 million, five-year contract last week, is scheduled to make his debut in the Rangers organization Thursday playing for Double-A Frisco.
The Texas Rangers have a $15.5 million, five-year deal with Cuban defector Leonys Martin.
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