Pittsburgh Pirates would travel to Cuba next spring
TRIBLIVE digital sports publication said on Sunday that the Pittsburgh Pirates coach, Cuban Euclides Rojas, who fled the island in 1994 on a raft and spent five days adrift at sea before finally being rescued by United States Coast Guard, could travel to Cuba with the club next spring.
Rojas is now a US citizen who has found the freedom he craved more than a decade ago and has built his career in professional baseball in the United States.
According to him, to return to Cuba he would have to do it with a Cuban passport, "and that's something I do not want to do," said the Cuban baseball player .
"If the Pirates are going to Cuba to play I would love to go to see my people there, I do not see why not, I'm not a politician, I still love Cuba," he said.