The baseball players who tried to stay in Mexico have returned to Cuba
Amnesty International criticized the arrest of both players after the arrest warrant issued by the official Cuban delegation
The two players who tried to survive Mexico Two whole days ago US U-23 Championship They are back this Saturday Cubawas deported by the authorities of the North American country.
Professional journalist Frances Romero described it on Twitter Alfredo Vadraga and Joseph Avaloswho left the competition in Aguascalientes, “is already in Ciego de Avila (east), where they both reside, according to close sources”.
AI He criticized the arrest of both players after the arrest warrant issued by the official Cuban delegation.
The Cuban Federation of Baseball (FCB) He stated the day before that both were “treated with absolute respect and attention, never forgetting that they are students of the Cuban sports education system”.
“He inquired about his health, nutritional and psychological condition. The directors of the delegation and the Federation exchanged with both athletes in an honest and transparent manner,” the press release stated.
The Caribbean Union itself reported two days ago of an escape Vadraga and Avalos, While he blamed this on the “disqualification of the agreement” that normalized Cuban players’ access to Major League Baseball” (MLB).
The sports entity considers that this “continues to constitute an incentive for the organizers of the smuggling of athletes.”
Last year they stayed Mexico 12 out of 24 Cuban under-23 players participated in the tournament World Championship Baseball in the Mexican state of Sonora, independent media reports.
The Big Leagues and the F.C.B They agreed in 2018 to allow Cubans to play in the United States without having to defect first, but that was quickly ruled out by former President Donald Trump (2017-2021).
Since then, there have been numerous cases of Cuban players leaving their teams to play in the North American country.
Two days ago, independent specialist portal Swing Complete said that no less than four Cuban karate fighters, nearly half of a team Cuba From this sport, he escaped during a preparatory tournament with a view to Central America, based in Guatemala.