Another of the Cuba Team escapees entered the United States, 4 of them

By José Alejandro Rodríguez Zas

Last October 1, hours after the Cuba team beat its Panamanian counterpart 9-8, obtaining the pass to discuss the bronze medal in the III Baseball World Cup of the U23 category, on this website it is published the news that “an eighth Cuban player escaped from the team led by the former receiver from Espirituan, Eriel Sánchez, at the headquarters of Hermosillo, state of Sonora, Mexico.”

It was the Granmense infielder Miguel Antonio González, who “left the concentration of the Cuban team between 4:00 pm and 5:00 pm, Mexico time” and thus became the eighth “patriot” to escape the ship Antillean.

Today, sources consulted by journalist Francys Romero confirmed that the young Cuban prospect had already crossed the northern border of Mexico and had been in the United States since Tuesday morning.

This constitutes the first obligatory step to seek a future in American professional baseball via amateur draft, thus discarding the idea of ​​obtaining free agency by establishing residence in a third country, such as Mexico.

“I plan to continue playing,” Miguel Antonio commented to Francys, after spending five days at the border in detention, until his release, according to public the journalist in his newsletter.

The Granmense is a young player with participation in three National Series, with an offensive average of .275 (284-78), with 12 doubles and two homers, 26 RBIs and 51 scored. In the U23 World Cup he hit 13-5 (.385) before escaping from the team.

Note: The Full Swing team contacted agent Carlos Pérez and he confirmed that Miguel Antonio is already in communication with him to represent him.