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Leonys Martin #2 of the Texas Rangers (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Guilty Plea Entered By Cuban Ballplayer Smuggler, Has Ties To Leonys Martin

A man accused of leading a human trafficking ring has pleaded guilty to U.S. extortion charges involving the smuggling of more than 1,000 Cubans, including baseball players such as Rangers outfielder Leonys Martin.

08/22/2014

Leonys Martin #2 of the Texas Rangers (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Guilty Plea Set In Cuban Ballplayer Smuggling

The accused leader of a human trafficking ring is set to plead guilty to charges of smuggling of more than 1,000 Cubans, including baseball players such as Leonys Martin.

08/22/2014

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Cuba, US Begin 5-Game Exhibition Baseball Series

Cuba is hoping to use a five-game baseball exhibition against a team of U.S. college players to bounce back from recent disappointing international results in a sport that’s considered the island’s national pastime.

07/24/2014

PHOENIX, AZ - SEPTEMBER 18: Yasiel Puig #66 of the Los Angeles Dodgers walks from the dugout to bat against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the MLB game at Chase Field on September 18, 2013 in Phoenix, Arizona.

5 Cubans On MLB All-Star Roster

Five Cubans are on the rosters for Tuesday night’s game at Target Field.

07/15/2014

Cuban baseball legend Conrado Marrero poses with a cap and an unlit cigar as he celebrates his 100th birthday on April 25, 2011 at his home in Havana. (Photo credit STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Conrado Marrero, Oldest Living Ex-MLB Player, Dies At 102

Marrero was a diminutive right-hander from Cuba who went by the nickname “Connie” when he pitched for the Washington Senators in the 1950s.

04/23/2014

BOSTON, MA - JUNE 5:  Elvis Andrus #1 of the Texas Rangers, who knock in the winning run of the game, celebrates a 3-2 win over the Boston Red Sox with teammate Jurickson Profar at Fenway Park on June 5, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Rangers Lineup Has International Flair

When Rangers manager Ron Washington fills out his lineup card, he will likely write down the names of players from seven different countries, plus Puerto Rico.

02/27/2014

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Court Docs: Rangers’ Martin Victim In Ransom Plot

Three people have been indicted on federal charges of hostage-taking and extortion conspiracy, and Martin himself is suing his alleged kidnappers for the return of more than $1.3 million.

12/21/2013

Dealey Plaza in downtown Dallas.(credit: MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

JFK Probe Files Still Sealed 50 Years Later

Five decades after President John F. Kennedy was fatally shot and long after official inquiries ended, thousands of pages of investigative documents remain withheld from public view.

08/17/2013

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Rangers Look To Leonys Martin To Fill Opening In Outfield

Now at 25 years old, Leonys Martin has to deal with an unenviable burden: replacing Josh Hamilton in the Rangers’ lineup.

03/12/2013

Hispanics accounted for more than half of the U.S. population increase over the last decade. (credit: ELMER MARTINEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Some Hispanics Want To Share Their Background

The description preferred by 51 percent of Hispanics is Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban or other culture they are tied to through family or ancestry.

04/05/2012

XVI Pan American Games - Day 11

College Baseball Players To Face Cubans This Summer

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.

03/20/2012

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Martin Called Up By Rangers While Cruz Sits On DL

Texas recalled Martin from Triple-A Round Rock on Tuesday after placing right fielder Nelson Cruz on the 15-day disabled list.

08/30/2011

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