A press conference to be held next Tuesday at Miami’s Versailles Restaurant will shed light on the goals of the Association of Cuban Professional Baseball Players, an entity that will try to put together a team of baseball players emigrated from the Greater Antilles with a view to participating in the World Classic.
In the meeting, scheduled to take place from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm, the Association will be officially constituted, according to the report by Francys Romero.
The report notes that In recent days, letters have been issued to both players on the 40-man roster and MLB elementsas well as Minor League prospects and other players from Asian, Mexican and Winter League circuits.
Led by Mario Fernández and former major leaguers such as Orlando Hernández, Luis Tiant, Edilberto Oropesa and René Arocha, the nascent organization will propose to the Major Leagues that they analyze the possibility of including a team of Cuban emigrants in the upcoming Clásico.
On the other hand, another of its purposes will be to unite exiled players through events and veteran matchesas well as participate in series against stars from other leagues in the world.
Romero’s note adds that the event will present the documentary “René Arocha, the Cuban Jackie Robinson”by journalist Jorge Morejón, and questions will be answered from the attending media.
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Association of Cuban Professional Baseball Players will try to assemble a team for the World Classic