Two more Cuban baseball players defect, ditch the national team in New Jersey

Orlando Acebey Gutierrez and Norge Carlos Vera Aldana

Two more Cuban baseball players have defected from the Castro dictatorship during Can-Am League play in New Jersey. The two players join Yoelkis Cespedes, brother of MLB star Yoenis Cespedes, who defected last week.

Martí Noticias has the report (my translation):

The Cuban Baseball Federation confirmed on Twitter that two baseball players, Norge Carlos Vera Aldana and Orlando Acebey Gutierrez, left the Cuban team after its last Can-Am League game in New Jersey.

The defections by Vera and Acebey are in addition to Yoelkis Cespedes, which took place last week.

Osvaldo Vento Montiller, president of the National Institute for Sports Physical Education and Recreation (INDER), called the players’ decision “reproachable behavior.”

In its games at the Can-Am League, the Cuban baseball team won eight games and lost seven.

The Cuban regime blamed the defections on Washington D.C. after the cancellation of an agreement between Major League Baseball and the Cuban Baseball Federation, which allowed paying the Federation a commission to sign Cuban baseball players.

Obviously, the Castro dictatorship is not happy about these defections. Slave masters hate it when their slaves escape.