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Topic - Leonys Martin
Like many Cuban baseball stars, outfielder Leonys Martin dreamed of leaving the communist island for the bright lights and big money of Major League Baseball. Martin accomplished his goal in 2011 when he signed with the Texas Rangers, but not before what court documents and the Justice Department describe as a harrowing ordeal in which he was held for ransom in Mexico while his family members were kept under surveillance in South Florida.
The Texas Rangers have put together the highest-scoring inning in the major leagues this season.
Texas Rangers slugger Josh Hamilton was hospitalized early Friday after becoming dehydrated because of an intestinal virus and likely will miss the weekend series against Houston.
Outfielder Leonys Martin has joined the Texas Rangers, a year after defecting from Cuba.
The most difficult thing for Cuban outfielder Leonys Martin was having to leave home for the chance to pursue his dream of playing in the major leagues.
Cuban defector Leonys Martin has finalized a $15.5 million, five-year contract with the Texas Rangers, and the speedy center fielder could be in their lineup before the end of this season.
The Texas Rangers are close to announcing a deal with Cuban defector Leonys Martin, two people familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Tuesday.
He was also told he had to sign a contract with an entity linked to Lazo called Estrellas del Beisbol (Baseball Stars) in which he promised to pay 30 percent of any future salary or bonuses _ well above the 5 percent players typically pay.
In his lawsuit, Martin claims it should be declared void because he signed it "under extreme fear and duress" and seeks return of his money.