In this Dec. 29, 2012 photo, Criollos of Caguas’ Carlos Rivera hits a ball during a baseball game against Leones of Ponce in Caguas, Puerto Rico. On an island where the name of Roberto Clemente is emblazoned on stadiums, streets and schools, the sport of baseball is poised to make a late-inning rally. In the past year, Major League Baseball reported the second-highest number of signings from Puerto Rico since the year 2000. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)

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In this Dec. 29, 2012 photo, Criollos of Caguas’ Carlos Rivera hits a ball during a baseball game against Leones of Ponce in Caguas, Puerto Rico. On an island where the name of Roberto Clemente is emblazoned on stadiums, streets and schools, the sport of baseball is poised to make a late-inning rally. In the past year, Major League Baseball reported the second-highest number of signings from Puerto Rico since the year 2000. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)
In this Dec. 29, 2012 photo, Criollos of Caguas’ Carlos Rivera hits a ball during a baseball game against Leones of Ponce in Caguas, Puerto Rico. On an island where the name of Roberto Clemente is emblazoned on stadiums, streets and schools, the sport of baseball is poised to make a late-inning rally. In the past year, Major League Baseball reported the second-highest number of signings from Puerto Rico since the year 2000. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)
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