In land of Hugo Chavez and high crime, American baseball players thriving in Venezuelan league

  • by: JOSHUA GOODMAN , Associated Press
  • Updated: December 30, 2013 - 7:32 AM

CARACAS, Venezuela — It's about six weeks before pitchers and catchers report to spring training in the U.S., but in Venezuela, the nation's fiercely competitive professional league is in full swing, and it's drawn the biggest contingent of American players in decades.

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