Cuban outfielder Yoenis Cespedes toured the Miami Marlins’ new downtown ballpark Wednesday, the first leg of what’s expected to be his tour of interested clubs.
The Miami Marlins offseason spending spree may have one last hurrah left in it after Cuban defector Yoenis Cespedes was granted a visitor’s visa to meet with the Marlins Wednesday.
The Miami Marlins have worked hard during the offseason to shore up the pitching staff and the infield, but they are in wait-and-see mode as they look at adding a big-name centerfielder.
Miami Marlins reliever Leo Nunez was arrested Thursday in his native Dominican Republic but then quickly released, with authorities saying he will not face charges stemming from an investigation into his use of false documents to sign a professional baseball contract.
Florida Marlins closer Leo Nunez has been playing under an assumed name, and the issue prompted him to return Thursday to his native Dominican Republic, two people familiar with his immigration status said.
Hurricane Irene is forecasted to pass over or near the Turks and Caicos Islands and the southeastern Bahamas by Tuesday night and be near the central Bahamas early Wednesday.
President Barack Obama has signed an emergency declaration for Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Irene.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has launched an investigation into Miami Mayor Tomás Regalado for contributions made to his 2009 campaign.
Now that Tropical Storm Emily has breezed by Puerto Rico, many families in South Florida are waiting anxiously to see how Haiti and the Dominican Republic will fare as the storm closes in on them.
South Florida health officials have confirmed that a passenger suspected of suffering from cholera was sick with the potentially fatal disease when they landed at Miami International Airport last month. Although cholera can kill, it can not be easily spread from person to person in normal circumstances, they said.