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MLB Exec Dominick Balsamo Says League Hopes To Have Team In Mexico

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 02 / 24 / 17

MLB Int'l VP Dominick Balsamo addressed the league's plans for Mexico after opening an office in the country, according to Miguel Boada Nájera of LA AFICIÓN. He said, "We are very excited about the opening of this office, as Mexico is one of our most important markets. I can say that, ...

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