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Major League Baseball (MLB) is pending normalization between Cuba-US relations, said Commissioner Rob Manfred to US media on July 22. In the Beyond Sport United symposium at the Prudential Center, Manfred said "We love countries where baseball is an important part of their cultures, we are very, very interested in Cuba".
The official also said that the League has opened a dialogue with the Obama administration in relation to developments on the island. "We're obviously eager to get closer to Cuba, but more importantly, a consistent approach with the policy of the federal government."
Although it is not yet clear when the MLB will get into the Caribbean nation, Manfred said he hopes the exhibition games begin in Cuba next spring.
One of the priorities of Manfred is finalizing the establishment of formal channels for the Cuban players interested in travel to the USA and play in MLB.


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