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2012 Cubs Offseason: Tom Ricketts Travels To Dominican Republic To Discuss Training Facility

The Chicago Cubs are working to increase their presence in the Dominican Republic by building a new 50-acre baseball training facility.

Among the features of the complex, which will be finished in 12 to 18 months, are four fields, a weight room, a cafeteria, meetings rooms and a large classroom. The dormitory can house up to 80 players and staff.

Team chairman Tom Ricketts traveled to the Dominican Republic to discuss the facility and tour the construction grounds. The Cubs are beefing up the scouting and player development in the region because they feel that is one area that has been lacking in the past.

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