MIAMI — Before his Marlins introductory news conference, Johnny Cueto walked to the mound at his new home ballpark wearing sunglasses and a giddy smile, wrapped in a Dominican flag and dancing as music blasted throughout.

“To me it’s an honor,” the new Miami pitcher said through a translator. “Just the way the organization welcomed me, and the city. It was great. It was the same feeling as back home in the Dominican Republic.”

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