The Cuban baseball participant César Prieto fails within the Olympic qualification
A Cuban baseball player was eliminated from the country’s national team on Wednesday, according to the Cuban Baseball Association.
César Prieto, a 22-year-old infielder, left the Cuban baseball team in Florida and entered an Olympic qualifying tournament.
In a website published in Spanish, the Federación Cubana de Béisbol confirmed Prieto’s decision.
“His decision, which contradicts the commitment he has made both to his country and to his team, has affected his colleagues and other members of the delegation who are willing to overcome foreign interests in order to benefit our home country and the Mission with which they are loyal to overcome led to rejection. We traveled to the tournament, “the statement reads.
“We think it is worth noting that this type of encouraged behavior characterizes the much aggression against our sport, which has fallen victim to the interests of merchants and human traffickers who have been given preference by the United States government to disable the proposed agreement. ” Normalize the admission of our players to MLB clubs. “
It is common for Cuban baseball players to try to make it to the majors to overflow due to the ongoing strained relations between the United States and Cuban governments.
Prieto led all players in the Serie Nacional de Béisbol (Cuban National Series) with a batting average of 0.403 last season for Cienfuegos. He also hit seven home runs and 51 RBI in 74 games.