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The 30(s) Dozen: These Veteran Latinos are Seeking New Contracts
These 12 Hispanic free agents, all in their 30s, are looking to sustain or recapture magic in their careers. The next couple of months could determine where these veterans will play in the upcoming baseball season.
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Manny Ramírez

Manny Ramírez

Ramírez, 38, is perhaps in the twilight of his career, but the Dominican slugger can still be useful to an American League team as a designated hitter. The long-time outfielder finished the 2010 season with the Chicago White Sox after a disappointing stretch with the Los Angeles Dodgers. He only hit nine home runs in 90 games. But he is only a couple of years removed from hitting 17 home runs in 53 games after being traded from the Boston Red Sox to the Dodgers.

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Frank Francisco

Frank Francisco

Francisco, 31, suffered an injury in August and watched his Texas Rangers advance to the World Series without him. The right-handed relief pitcher, who lost the closer's job to American League Rookie of the Year Neftali Feliz, had 25 saves in 2009. If healthy, the Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, native could become a closer again for a new team.

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Yorvit Torrealba

Yorvit Torrealba

Torrealba, a catcher for nine seasons, has played for four teams. In 2010, the 32-year-old Venezuelan-born defensive specialist caught 95 games for the San Diego Padres and hit seven home runs.

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Javier Vázquez

Javier Vázquez

Vázquez, 34, is coming off a rough season in his return to the New York Yankees. The right-handed starting pitcher went 10-10 with a 5.32 earned run average. The Puerto Rican hurler, who had a stellar season in 2009 with the Atlanta Braves, can be an asset to a National League team.

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Edgar Rentería

Edgar Rentería

Rentería, 35, had an injury-plagued, below-average 2010 regular season -- until his production took off during the playoffs, that is. The Colombian shortstop capped the San Francisco Giants' dream run by winning the World Series most valuable player award. The 14-year veteran pondered retirement, but has since reconsidered.

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J.C. Romero

J.C. Romero

Romero, 34, salvaged a bumpy 2010 campaign with a strong outing in the playoffs. The Puerto Rican lefty relief pitcher walked more batters, 29, than he struck out, 28. But Romero appeared in two playoff games for the Philadelphia Phillies without allowing a run.

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Miguel Tejada

Miguel Tejada

Tejada, 36, spent most of the 2010 season with the Baltimore Orioles but finished with the San Diego Padres for their playoff push. The 13-year-old veteran, who has played third base and shortstop in recent seasons, had 15 home runs and 71 runs batted in. The native of the Dominican Republic earned $6 million last season.

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Orlando Cabrera

Orlando Cabrera

The Colombian shortstop helped guide a young Cincinnati Reds team to the playoffs. Cabrera, 36, paced the team's defense with only 11 errors and a .977 fielding percentage. The 13-year veteran has helped five different teams advance to the playoffs.

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Pedro Feliciano

Pedro Feliciano

Feliciano, 34, was a lefty specialist for the New York Mets in 2010. The workhorse appeared in 92 games and had a 3.30 earned run average. The Puerto Rican had 23 holds and 56 strikeouts.

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Carlos Peña

Carlos Peña

Peña, 32, has salvaged his up-and-down career more than once. It's time for the Dominican first baseman to find that magic again for, perhaps, a new team. The slugger is coming off a 2010 season for the Tampa Bay Rays in which he had a .196 batting average. He has try to recapture the form he had in 2007 when he had 46 home runs, had 121 runs batted in, and finished ninth in the Most Valuable Player vote.

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Felipe López

Felipe López

The utility middle infielder split the 2010 season between the Boston Red Sox in the American League and St. Louis Cardinals in the National League. López, 30, of Bayamón, Puerto Rico, stole eight bases, but only batted .233 for the season. He is just a few years removed from a season in which he stole 44 bases and hit 11 home runs.

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Magglio Ordoñez

Magglio Ordoñez

The 36-year-old outfielder says he's fully recovered from ankle surgery. Ordoñez, a 13-year veteran, had an injury-riddled 2010 season. The Venezuelan native only played in 84 games and hit 12 home runs.

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The 30(s) Dozen: These Veteran Latinos are Seeking New Contracts

These 12 Hispanic free agents, all in their 30s, are looking to sustain or recapture magic in their careers. The next couple of months could determine where these veterans will play in the upcoming baseball season.

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