New agreement aims to cut down on smuggling of Cuban ball players

MLB and its players association sign an agreement with the Cuban Baseball Federation that would allow experienced players to come to the U.S. on work visas and sign as free agents to cut down on defection and smuggling.
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MLB and its players association sign an agreement with the Cuban Baseball Federation that would allow experienced players to come to the U.S. on work visas and sign as free agents to cut down on defection and smuggling.

Mimi Whitefield has covered Latin America and the Caribbean for more than two decades. The Miami Herald’s former Rio de Janeiro bureau chief and a 2017 winner of the Maria Moors Cabot Prize, she now focuses on Cuba coverage.