Puerto Rico dominates Nicaragua to open World Baseball Classic pool play in Miami

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Miami Herald

MIAMI — At this time six years ago, MJ Melendez was a senior catcher at Westminster Christian in the Miami area, working his way toward being a top pick in the MLB draft and starting his career as a professional baseball player. Also at this time six years ago, Puerto Rico made a furious run to the championship game of the 2017 World Baseball Classic only to lose to the United States in the championship game — its second consecutive runner-up finish in the international tournament. Fast forward to present day, and the 24-year-old Melendez made his MLB debut, is establishing himself as a full-t…

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