The Caribbean Series is the culmination of winter baseball. Shortly after the World Series is completed in the United States, baseball is just beginning in other parts of the world. In the countries south of the United States, nations welcome players back onto the field for the beginning of another year of winter baseball.

Winter baseball is made up of players from various countries along with major and minor league players from the United States. It is partly a developmental environment where players are sent to work on specific aspects of their games and partly a matter of pride as teams attempt to represent their country on an international stage.

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