In easily the most significant revelation yet spawned by the recently revised policy regarding Cuban ballplayer exchanges, the Cuban Baseball Federation revealed this past weekend that long-time national team star Frederich Cepeda will be performing this summer with the famed Yomiuri Giants of the Japanese Central League. Cepeda is now the second (Alfredo Despaigne returned to the Campeche Pirates of the Mexican League only last week) of what will likely be a handful of top Cuban stars heading overseas in the next month or two to serve with ball clubs in the Mexican and Japanese Leagues.
Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 4:59pm MLB: Astros Sign Cuban RHP Elian Rodriguez
The signing is now official. MLB.com’s Brian McTaggart tweets that Elián Rodriguez’s exact bonus is $1.9MM, so he’ll cost the...Read more
Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 3:38pm MLB: Reds sign Cuban shortstop José Israel García
The Reds announced Saturday that they have signed highly touted Cuban shortstop Jose Israel Garcia to a Minor League contract...Read more
Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 12:22pm MLB: White Sox sign Cuban OF prospect Robert
The White Sox on Saturday announced the signing of international free agent Luis Robert, who will be introduced today at a 11...Read more
Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 10:30am Industriales hire Víctor Mesa as manager
Víctor Mesa, the formerly star outfielder can’t stay away from the “surprising plays” and his appointment as head coach of...Read more
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 1:34pm Marines sign Cuban outfielder Santos
The Chiba Lotte Marines have agreed on a deal worth $200,000 with Cuban outfielder Roel Santos, the Pacific League club said...Read more
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 12:41am Diminished Cuban Forces Salvage “Classic” Pride in...
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Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 7:21am Few Surprises from the Land of the Rising Sun – But...
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Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 1:47pm Might This Be A Final Waterloo, or a Surprising...
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Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 10:29pm Cardinal Sign
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Saturday, November 26, 2016 - 1:48pm Fidel Castro and Baseball
His fastball has long since died. He still has a few curveballs which he throws at us routinely. – Nicholas Burns, United...Read more
Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 2:53am The Cuban League (Post 1962)
The popular national sport of baseball maintained and even tightened its hold on the island nation of Cuba in the aftermath...Read more
The signing is now official. MLB.com’s Brian McTaggart...
The Reds announced Saturday that they have signed highly...
The White Sox on Saturday announced the signing of...
Víctor Mesa, the formerly star outfielder can’t stay away...
The Chiba Lotte Marines have agreed on a deal worth $200...