White Sox Cuban hitter Robert.
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[Sports Center/Comprehensive Report] The classic game will start in March next year. According to Reuters, the Cuban team, which is in the same group as Taiwan in the preliminaries, has been approved by the US government to recruit players from the major leagues to play for the country.
Due to the tense situation between the United States and Cuba, Cuban players have to defect to the United States, and the players who defected will lose the opportunity to play for the country. However, Cuba has a tragic record of being out of the Tokyo Olympic group stage. This classic match is For the first time, open major league players to the competition, including former Mets slugger Yoenis Cespedes, White Sox stars Yoan Moncada and Luis Robert .
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Players in the US professional system must obtain the approval of the US government if they want to represent Cuba in the competition. Or players who live in the United States can participate in next year's classic.
Perez Pardo revealed that the list is expected to be officially announced after the details are confirmed. Cuba, Taiwan, Italy, Panama, and the Netherlands are in Group A this time, and will compete at the Taichung Intercontinental Baseball Stadium in March next year.