Thursday, November 04, 2004

MLB Plans Dominican Exhibition Games

By ENRIQUE ROJAS
Associated Press Writer
Posted November 4 2004, 10:58 AM EST


SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic -- The major leagues plan to put some 2005 spring training games in the Dominican Republic, returning exhibition baseball to the country after a five-year absence.

Baseball "wants to strengthen its ties with the Dominican Republic," said Lou Melendez, the commissioner's international operations director.

No dates or teams were announced.

Major league teams last played spring training games in the Caribbean country in 2000, when the Boston Red Sox played the Houston Astros twice.

Major League Baseball has held eight exhibition tours in the capital of Santo Domingo since 1936.

Read the entire article here on the Miami Sun-Sentinel website.