Defecting From Cuba To Play Baseball In The US: Then Versus Now
As of mid-March, Cuban citizens can now work and receive salaries from U.S. companies. That means Cuban MLB players don't have to defect.By Matt Moreno | March 22, 2016
Some left everything they knew and loved, risking it all, including their lives, just for the chance to play baseball in the U.S.
Now, the next generation of Cuban baseball players hoping to make it in the big leagues will have a much safer route there.
As of mid-March, Cuban citizens can now work and earn salaries from U.S. companies.