Venezuelan violence resonates with native-born MLB players in spring training

LAKELAND, Fla. -- It's always hard to reconcile what's going on in the artificial bubble of spring training, with what's happening back home in the real world, no matter where exactly you're from. That's especially true for the Detroit Tigers' dozen-strong contingent of players and coaches from Venezuela. Friday morning, in the quiet TigerTown clubhouse at sleepy Joker Marchant Stadium, they took a group picture with their homeland's flag, hoping to send a message of support to their protest-ravaged country, ...

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