Top Cuban pitching prospect defects from the national team in Mexico

18-year-old Luis Danys Morales, a top pitching prospect for the Cuban national team, has escaped slavery under the communist Castro dictatorship by defecting during a stop in Mexico.

Via Cubanet (my translation):

Young pitcher defects from Cuba’s under-23 team at airport in Mexico

Young Cuban pitcher Luis Danys Morales, who is 18, defected from the national Cuban team when they arrived in Mexico on Tuesday to participate in the Baseball World Cup (under-23 category).

The news was confirmed by baseball writer and journalist Francys Romero, who reported on social media that Morales defected from the national team at Mexico City International Airport.

“Cuban prospect Luis Danys Morales (18) defected from the Cuban team at the airport in Mexico’s capital, according to sources close to the team. Morales, who hails from Sancti Spiritus, is one of the highest rated prospects by teams in the MLB,” said td the reporter.

Luis Danys Morales was caught trying to defect in August of 2020 in an illegal attempt to leave the country in the province of Guantanamo.

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