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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Looser restrictions allow Cuban MLB players to legally earn in U.S.

President Barack Obama’s administration punched a new series of holes in the U.S. trade embargo on Cuba on Tuesday, turning a ban on U.S. tourism to Cuba into an unenforceable honor system and paving the way for more Cuban athletes to one day play Major League Baseball and other U.S. professional sports.

Major League Baseball is negotiating with both the U.S. and Cuban government to create a legal means for Cuban baseball players to play in the U.S. without having to abandon their country, eliminating the need for some of the world’s priciest baseball talent to use human traffickers to get to the major leagues.

 

Barry`s_Lazy_Boy Posted: March 15, 2016 at 01:29 PM | 0 comment(s)
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