• Valenzuela to enter Caribbean Baseball Hall

    Summary of 6 articles · Updated Feb 3, 2013
    "For me, to be inducted into the Caribbean Series Hall of Fame, it's a great honor," Valenzuela said. "I feel so happy." And on Friday, it marked its grand opening with the start of the Caribbean Series, highlighted by a ceremonial first pitch by former Dodgers great and Mexican legend Fernando Valenzuela. Valenzuela garnered 175 of a potential 200 points. If Dodgers infielder Hanley Ramirez is going to get some preseason reps at shortstop, it probably won't come during the Caribbean Series. He will throw out the first pitch Friday in the new 16,000-seat Estadio Sonora ballpark before the opening game of the 2013 Caribbean World Series between Mexico's Yaquis de Obregón and the Dominican Republic's Leones del Escogido. And his decision to play in the World Baseball Classic for his home country which has shortstops Jose Reyes and Erick Aybar on the roster, plus third baseman Adrian Beltre could have him out of Dodgers camp from late February to mid-March. That, coupled with the presence of third basemen Fernando Tatis and Luis Jimenez, means Ramirez will mostly serve as the designated hitter as he did while going 0-for-2 with two walks in Friday's 7-2 win over Venezuela's Navegantes de Magallanes.
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    • Tejada adds to Caribbean Series homer record

      Dominican shortstop Miguel Tejada homered in Sunday's much-anticipated game against Mexico, giving his Leones del Escogido a 2-0 lead and padding his own milestone.
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    • New park shines as Caribbean Series opens in Mexico

      Newly minted Estadio Sonora hosted the opening games of Hermosillo, Mexico's first Caribbean Series since 1997 on Friday to plenty of fanfare, an accomplishment that many thought unlikely when the stadium's construction began only 13 months ago.
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    • Hanley will primarily DH during Caribbean Series

      If Hanley Ramirez is going to get some preseason reps at shortstop, it probably won't come during the Caribbean Series, as the Dodgers star is expected to DH during the seven-day event.
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  • Jimenez soaks up experience in Caribbean Series

    Thanks in large part to a strong playoff performance in the Dominican Republic's winter league, Angels prospect Luis Jimenez is taking in his first Caribbean Series experience with a Leones del Escogido team that's looking to win its second straight tit…
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