Cuba Could Let Baseball Stars Play Overseas -- But Don't Expect U.S. Defections To Stop
From Livan Hernandez to Vladimir Nunez, the underground pipeline of Cuban baseball studs fleeing their homeland for MLB fortunes has always run through the Magic City. As a star in Cuba's national league, a player earns a few thousand bucks. In the States, the Red Sox just dropped $8.2 million on exilio shortstop Jose Iglesias. The math of defection is simple.
Tony Castro, who heads the Baseball Federation of Cuba, has recently been floating the plan to general agreement in Havana, reports Yahoo Sports.
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