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November 22, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Rene Arocha, 25, the Cuban pitcher who defected to the United States on July 10, has agreed to a minor league contract with the St. Louis Cardinals.
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April 22, 1993 | Associated Press
St. Louis rookie starter Rene Arocha (3-0) is scheduled to have surgery today to repair his broken left ring finger. The Cardinals said Arocha, a right-hander, was expected to be out for three weeks.
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April 22, 1993 | Associated Press
St. Louis rookie starter Rene Arocha (3-0) is scheduled to have surgery today to repair his broken left ring finger. The Cardinals said Arocha, a right-hander, was expected to be out for three weeks.
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April 15, 1993 | MARYANN HUDSON
Until he defected from Cuba to the United States, Rene Arocha had never tasted lobster, didn't have a car, a television, or even a phone. As one of the most celebrated baseball players on Cuba's national team, Arocha was one of the privileged few and still earned only $340 a month, about $100 less than some military officers. Yet all Arocha wanted was his freedom.
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July 12, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Rene Arocha, a star pitcher for the Cuban national team, defected in Miami while he and his teammates were on their way back to Havana. The team checked into Miami International Airport Hotel late Wednesday night, but Arocha, 27, didn't sleep in his room and never boarded the Trans Air Haiti flight back to Havana, police said. The Cuban American National Foundation, a Miami exile group, announced that Arocha would appear at a news conference today.
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September 11, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Rene Arocha, the Cuban national team pitcher who defected in July, may play professional baseball in the United States, the Justice Dept. confirmed Tuesday. Arocha's U.S. agent, Gus Dominguez, said the commissioner's office has arranged for teams to scout Arocha in a few instructional league games and then hold a special lottery-style draft, the date of which was not announced.
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April 15, 1993 | MARYANN HUDSON
Until he defected from Cuba to the United States, Rene Arocha had never tasted lobster, didn't have a car, a television, or even a phone. As one of the most celebrated baseball players on Cuba's national team, Arocha was one of the privileged few and still earned only $340 a month, about $100 less than some military officers. Yet all Arocha wanted was his freedom.
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August 6, 1991 | MARYANN HUDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
His laughter comes often but not easily, usually growing from a nervous tale of what it is really like to live in Cuba, even for the privileged few. Only weeks ago, national baseball team player Rene Arocha was a celebrity there, and he still made only about $340 a month, nearly $100 less than some military officers, who are truly the privileged few in Cuba. Arocha didn't have a phone, a car or a television.
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August 3, 1995 | Associated Press
Philadelphia Phillie outfielder Lenny Dykstra will sit out the rest of the season after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Wednesday to relieve arthritis under his kneecap. Dykstra, 32, played only 62 games this season because of various injuries, including back problems. He was batting .264 with two home runs and 18 RBIs. * Montreal Expo backup catcher Tim Spehr has a testicular tumor and was put on the emergency 60-day disabled list.
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August 8, 1988 | Associated Press
Lazaro Vargas' fifth-inning double broke a 2-2 tie, and Jorge Valdes and Rene Arocha combined on a four-hitter Sunday as Cuba beat the United States' Olympic team, 4-2, in Game 2 of a seven-game series. Arocha allowed two hits in four innings, including Mickey Morandini's homer in the second inning. Tino Martinez, who homered twice in Saturday night's 13-8 U.S. victory, hit another in the fourth. Valdes allowed two hits in the final five innings.
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November 22, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Rene Arocha, 25, the Cuban pitcher who defected to the United States on July 10, has agreed to a minor league contract with the St. Louis Cardinals.
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October 20, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The rights to Cuban defector Rene Arocha were won by the St. Louis Cardinals in a special eight-team lottery conducted by Major League Baseball. The 25-year-old pitcher had three outings in Central Florida Instructional League games over the last month, his first work since defecting from his homeland on July 10 while he was traveling with Cuban national baseball team in Miami. The Commissioner's Office arranged the outings so teams could evaluate Arocha without the need for individual tryouts.
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September 11, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Rene Arocha, the Cuban national team pitcher who defected in July, may play professional baseball in the United States, the Justice Dept. confirmed Tuesday. Arocha's U.S. agent, Gus Dominguez, said the commissioner's office has arranged for teams to scout Arocha in a few instructional league games and then hold a special lottery-style draft, the date of which was not announced.
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August 6, 1991 | MARYANN HUDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
His laughter comes often but not easily, usually growing from a nervous tale of what it is really like to live in Cuba, even for the privileged few. Only weeks ago, national baseball team player Rene Arocha was a celebrity there, and he still made only about $340 a month, nearly $100 less than some military officers, who are truly the privileged few in Cuba. Arocha didn't have a phone, a car or a television.
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