The hits in Mexico just keep on coming for the communist Castro dictatorship. A seventh player from the Cuban national baseball team has escaped slavery and defected.
Another Cuban player defects from the Cuban team in Mexico; seven defections so far
On Tuesday, left-handed pitcher Yeinel Zayas became the seventh Cuban baseball player to defect from the national team currently competing in the Baseball World Cup (under-23 class) in Mexico.
In his latest update, journalist Francys Romero reports that Zayas escaped from the hotel where the team was staying in the early morning hours.
“Reporter Yordano Carmona from the website Cuban Baseball was the first to break the news of the possible escape by the 22-year-old player, and I was able to confirm a few minutes later. It’s the seventh loss suffered by the Cuban team at the tournament,” said Romero.
Throughout the week, the team lost pitchers Luis Danys Morales, Ubert Mejias, and Reinaldo Lazago; catcher Loidel Rodriguez; and outfielders Dariel Fernandez; and Dismany Palacios.
“Like the previous six who defected from the team before him, Zayas escaped without documentation, which could mean a months-long process for these players to be able to declare themselves MLB free agents,” Romero added.
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