Cuban dictatorship demands $10 million in ‘damages’ from baseball player who defected

If you’re still skeptical about the slavery of Cuban athletes sold by the Castro dictatorship to foreign teams and leagues, this should lay any doubts to rest. The Cuban regime is demanding pitcher Yariel Rodriguez pay them $10 million in “damages” for breaking the contract between Japan’s Chunichi Dragons and the Cuban Baseball Federation. Those damages, of course, are the loss of income the communist Castro dictatorship will experience due to the escape of one of its high-earning slaves.

Via Periodico Cubano (my translation):

Acting as the representative of Cuban baseball player Yariel Rodriguez in a contract with a foreign team, the Cuban Baseball Federation (FCB) is demanding $10 million in compensation from the player for breaking his “contracted commitment” with the Chunichi Dragons of the Japanese league. This is according to an official statement released by the state-controlled entity.

The payment demand for “damages” came accompanied by the determination that the defection by the Camagüey native was “a serious breach of what was agreed to for the period 2023-2024 between the Dragons, the athlete, and the FCB.” According to the FCB, the athlete understood the risks of breaking the contract, which contains a clause requiring a $10 million payment in compensation.

At the moment, it’s impossible to tell just how much money the Cuban dictatorship stands to lose by Rodriguez’s defection, but the one thing we know for certain is that as a slave of the Castro regime, Rodriguez was lucky if he saw one penny of every dollar the Japanese team paid the FCB for his talent.

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  1. The “revolution” has to make money any way it can, and this one is just as good as another. Move along.

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