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Another enslaved Cuban athlete escapes Castro plantation, dreams of playing in the major leagues

Via Café Fuerte (my translation):

Pitcher Diosdany Castillo escapes Cuba and begins preparations in Mexico

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Sources close to Cuban pitcher Diosdany Castillo Vergel have confirmed his successful escape from the island and that he is now training in Mexico to fulfill his dream to play in the major leagues.

The 27-year-old Castillo fled Cuba by sea in mid August. During a previous attempt to escape this summer he was captured and indefinitely suspended from his team, Villa Clara. He was also expelled from the national team for "serious lack of discipline" this past July.

"Diosdany is another person fleeing revolutionary oppression and fatigue, harassed for one instance of denunciation," said Orlando Chinea this Thursday, a baseball trainer in Mexico who his helping the pitcher with his preparations.

Continue reading (in Spanish) HERE.

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