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Volume 25 No. 177
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MLB Cardinals Could Play Games In Mexico Next Season

The Cardinals are "being considered for at least one of baseball's international series" in '19, with Mexico as the "possible destination," according to Derrick Goold of the ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH. MLB has "made moving several series abroad to promote the game an emphasis in the coming years," and an agreement with the MLBPA has already "set Yankees-Red Sox" in London in June '19. Japan also will host a season-opening A's-Mariners series. The agreement "calls for a series in Mexico" in May '19, though the two teams and dates for the series "have not been finalized." The Dodgers and Padres "played a three-game series in Monterrey, Mexico this past season." The Cardinals have "made their interest in playing an international series known" to the league, and "hope to be included in at least one in the coming two seasons." Also "of interest to the Cardinals" is a series in Puerto Rico, where C Yadier Molina "could play in his homeland" (STLTODAY.com, 7/20).