Major League Baseball and Cuba Sign Historic Deal

Latino Athlete
Published on 20 Dec 2018 / In MLB

Historic Day For Cubans! MLB, MLBPA, Cuba sign historic deal for players to sign without defecting The agreement will allow players from the island to sign big league contracts without defecting, an effort to eliminate the dangerous trafficking that had gone on for decades.
The agreement runs through Oct. 31, 2021, allows Cubans to sign under rules similar to those for players under contract to clubs in Asian countries. Commissioner Rob Manfred Depending on the quality of future players, the agreement could mean millions of dollars in future income for the cash-poor Cuban federation, which has seen the quality of players and facilities decline in recent years as talent went overseas. Los Angeles Dodgers Yasiel Puig "Establishing a safe, legal process for entry to our system is the most important step we can take to ending the exploitation and endangerment of Cuban players who pursue careers in Major League Baseball," "The safety and well-being of these young men remains our primary concern." Qué bolá Jose Abreu Yoenis Céspedes Aroldis Chapman Yoan Moncada Looking to welcome many more future Cuban stars in MLB #itsourtime #Beisbol

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