By Miguel Guerra
On this occasion and thanks to the same source, we inform you that two more Cuban baseball players have said “yes” to the federation.
Quoting Francis Romero:
“Sources: Yoan Moncada and Luis Robert will be on the initial 50-man roster after saying “yes” to the Cuban national team to the WBC. Of course they’ll have to wait for the White Sox’s approval, but at least that’s the choice of the two players.
With official confirmation from the media on the island, this will be the biggest addition to the list of Cuban players who will be part of the Cuban team for the next World Baseball Classic.
Both players belong to the Major League Baseball organization Chicago White Sox, where their compatriots Jose Dariel Abreu (free agent) and Yasmani Crandall also play.
Many believe that the Cuban Baseball Federation’s intentions are too pessimistic. The duplicity lies in their desire to bring in professional Cuban baseball players who had fled the country and were (often) labeled traitors and censored by the official media.
Yes, the government agency always insisted that those same players couldn’t play for Cuba because, in short, “MLB didn’t allow it.”
Expectations will continue to rise in the coming days as more names are revealed to wear the four-letter shirt at the highly-anticipated global event.
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