34 Cubans Allowed to Play Major League Baseball

To make the defections of Cuban baseball players more humane, major league baseball and the Cuban Baseball Federation have agreed to the following: 1) All players older than 25 years old with more than six years of service time would be eligible to negotiate with a major league baseball team and 2) The Cuba Baseball Federation would provide major league baseball with the names of younger players eligible to sign with major league baseball teams. The Cuban Baseball Federation would get a release fee for any signed player, similar to what exists in the Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB), Korean Baseball Organization and the China Professional Baseball League.

Below are a list of 34 names Cuba has said are free to sign with a major league baseball team.

1. Alfredo Fadraga Perez C, 19 (Ciego de Avila)
2. Ariel Martinez Marrero C, 22 (Matanzas)
3. Daniel Perez Perez Inf. 22 (Cienfuegos)
4. Cesar Prieto Hechevarria inf. 19 (Cienfuegos)
5. Andres Hernandez Diaz Inf. 22 (La Habana)
6. Norel Gonzalez Beltran Inf. 24 (Villa Clara)
7. Oscar Luis Colas Leon Inf. 19 (Santiago de Cuba)
8. Guillermo Garcia Garcia Inf. 18 (Granma)
9. Narde Yadan Cruz Calderin Inf. 18 (La. Habana)
10. Loidell Chapelli Zuleta INF. 17 (Camaguey)
11. Ricardo Ramos La O Inf. 22 (Santiago de Cuba)
12. Felix Javier Rodriguez Garcia, 20 inf, (Cienfuegos)
13. Geyser Cepeda Lima OF 21 (Sancti Spiritus)
14. Yoelkis Cespedes Maceo OF 20 (Granma
15. Sergio Bartelemi Correoso OF 23 Santiago de Cuba
16. Yoelquis Guibert Pelegrin OF 23 Santiago de Cuba
17. Maykel Yordan Garcia Molina OF 17 Las Tunas
18. Carlos Emilio Pelegrin Martinez OF 18 Pinar del Rio
19. Leonel Moas Acebedo OF 22 Camaguey
20. Livan Moinelo Pita LHP 22 Pinar del Rio
21. Raidel Martinez Perez RHP 21 Pinar del Rio
22. Andy Amaury Rodriguez Valdez RHP 19 La Habana
23. Yandi Molina Berrios RHP 19 La Habana
24. Alyanser Alvarez del Sol RHP 18 (Mayabeque)
25. Diosbel Napoles Rengifo RHP 21 (Mayabeque)
26. Pabel Hernandez Bruces RHP 21 (La Habana)
27. Pablo Luis Guillen Diaz RHP 20 (Villa Clara)
28. Daniel Conde Gonzelez RHP 23 (Villa Clara)
29. Yosimar Cousin La Rosa RHP 20 (Camaguay)
30. Rafael Sanchez Thorpe RHP 19 (Holquin)
31. Carlos Font Mustelier LHP 22 (Santiago de Cuba)
32. Norge Carlos Vera Aldana RHP 18 (Santiago de Cuba
33. Raidmon Figueredo Cruz RHP 18 (La Habana)
34. Yeudis Reyes Gamboa RHP 23 (Guantanamo)

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