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Monday, February 08, 2016

Lourdes Gurriel, Yulieski Gurriel defect Cuba | MLB.com

This is going to get expensive.

Two top players from the most famous baseball family in Cuba are not expected to return to the island.

Brothers Lourdes Gurriel Jr., 22, and Yulieski Gurriel, 31, are believed to have defected from Cuba’s Ciego de Avila team following the Caribbean Series that concluded Sunday in order to seek contracts with Major League teams, according to sources. Lourdes is considered the top prospect in Cuba while his brother is considered the country’s best player.
Both have repeatedly expressed a desire to leave the island legally and with the permission of the Cuban government.

Jim Furtado Posted: February 08, 2016 at 10:18 AM | 24 comment(s)
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