Two Cuban baseball players leave the team in Puerto Rico
- Submitted by: Camila
- 02 / 05 / 2015
Cuban baseball team competing in the 2015 Caribbean Series has already suffered two casualties. Dainer Moreira and Vladimir Gutierrez have left the Doubletree Hilton hotel where the Cuban delegation is staying. The current whereabouts of both is unknown, but suspected that their intentions are to reach the United States.
Gutierrez is a 19 year old with pitches ranging around 92 miles per hour. He debuted in the 2013-2014 National Series with 5-5 and 3.90 ERA, numbers which helped him win the Rookie of the Year.
However, because of his age he is framed within the "restricted free agency," a classification that will significantly reduce his bag when signing a contract in the majors.
Moreira, 30 years old, could be declared unrestricted free agent after establishing residence in a third country. Ironically, shortstop, one of many reinforcements joined the team for the tournament, was the one who drove in the only run that scored the Cubans in their defeat Tuesday 6-1 to the Gigantes del Cibao.
Source: Martí Noticias