The commissioner’s office says 18 Cubans are on major league rosters. The Cubans who signed the most lucrative contracts both began the season in the minors.
Sentencing is set for the convicted ringleader of a smuggling organization that brought into the U.S, more than 1,000 Cubans, including several baseball players.
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.
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.
Leonys Martin doubled twice and scored three times, including the go-ahead run in the eighth inning, and the Texas Rangers beat Minnesota Twins 5-4 on Thursday to win their second straight four-game series on the road.
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.
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.
Leonys Martin hit a bases-clearing double with two outs to spark a five-run inning, propelling Texas to a 7-3 win over Houston in Arlington on Wednesday night.
Martin hit a game-winning bases-loaded single with two outs in the ninth inning to give Texas Rangers a 2-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins.
Leonys Martin homered and drove in a career-high four runs as the Texas Rangers roughed up Felix Hernandez and romped past the Seattle Mariners 12-4 Thursday.
Fears of serious injury to Rangers starters Yu Darvish and Leonys Martin were eased in the clubhouse following Saturday night’s 3-2 loss to the White Sox.
Leonys Martin hit a three-run homer in the 10th inning and the Texas Rangers , pulled out a 14-11 victory over the Los Angeles Angels that took nearly five hours Tuesday night.