Cuban players from the MLB arrive in Cuba
According to statements to the press, after the arrival of the group to Havana Jose Marti airport, Tony Castro, Fidel Castro´s son and one of the people who has done most to restore ties that should never be broken between the Cuban Baseball and the MLB, cleared doubts about the possible limitations that could have the four players during their stay, " they will carry out the program they have planned, and in their free time they may see their family and enjoy their homeland."
Dodgers’ outfielder, Yasier Puig, said he was happy for his return and that "if they brought us if for something", to which José Abreu from the White Sox, said it was a "blessing" and that "they have told us that there will be no problems with anything and that this is the time to iron out everything." Alexei Ramirez also from Chicago was more explicit, and said that "we have been told to be calm, that this is our land, and we came to change the mistakes;" while Brayan Pena, Cardinals’ catcher, radiant with happiness said -surrounded by over twenty family members who were to receive him – that he was "very grateful to those who had to do with this beautiful reunion."
Along with them, and leading the MLB delegation arrived officials Joe Torre, director of baseball operations in the majors, and Dave Winfield, Players Association (MLBPA) consultant and players Miguel Cabrera, Nelson Cruz and Clayton Kershaw.
This is the first official visit of the MLB to Cuba after in 1999 when the Baltimore Orioles played an exhibition game with the Cuban national team.