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Cuban Baseball Players Defect to U.S.

According to a tournament official at the Caribbean Series, two players from the Cuban baseball team—shortstop Dainer Moreira and pitcher Vladimir Gutierrez—have defected. The country has faced significant defections to the U.S. and Major League Baseball in recent years, including Jose Abreu, Yasiel Puig, Aroldis Chapman, and Yoenis Cespedes.