OFFICIAL: Another Cuban UPLOADED to MLB 2021 and we are only 2 from the record

By José Alejandro Rodríguez Zas

As we have constantly announced in Swing Completo, with each passing day the possibility of breaking, or at least equaling, the record of 30 Cuban players in a Major League season, a cap that was set in the year, seems to grow stronger. 1967 and was repeated in the 2016 and 2019 campaigns.

Although it is true that the regular season of MLB 2021 is less than a month away, West Indian baseball lovers believe that the dream is still possible and today, September 8, 2021, player number 28 joined. to the listing.

The Oakland Athletics (74-64), a team that is currently in a fierce fight for a wild card spot in the American League, from third place in the West Division of the young circuit, decided to appeal to a young arm of their bullpen in Minor Leagues, to support the work of their pitchers in the Major Leagues.

In this way, the Cuban reliever of Las Vegas Aviators, Triple-A branch of the Athletics, Miguel Romero, who was already included in the list of 40 men, was called to the roster main of the team and is expected to be debuting very soon in Las Mayores.

This is the first time that Romero is called to the Big Top and he becomes the 28th Cuban player to actively participate in the current 2021 Major League season.

To make room on the team’s active roster, Oakland sent pitching prospect AJ Puk to Triple-A Las Vegas.

Miguel RomeroBorn in Guantanamo, Cuba, 27 years ago, he is a right-hander who signed with the Oakland Athletics franchise in 2017 for a $ 300,000 bonus.

In four seasons in the minors of Oakland’s organization, Romero is 12-11 with 18 saves in 129 games pitched, including 19 starts.

He has thrown a total of 235 full innings, with an ERA of 4.83 and a WHIP of 1.18, adding 243 strikeouts (more than one per inning) and only 96 walks, while his opponents hit him .258


Miguel Romero has a good fastball that moves between 95 and 97 mph, sometimes reaching 100 mph, with some complementary breaking pitches, so he could support the Athletics relief pitching in this last month of the season. .

Congratulations to all Cuban players in the best baseball in the world! We are only two away from the historical record.