Cuban baseball star defects on arrival in US

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FILE PHOTO: This photo taken on November 08, 2019, shows Cuba’s Cesar Prieto (L) throwing to the first base to make a double play as South Korea’s Park Byung-ho (C) slides to the second base in the third inning during the WBSC Premier 12 Opening Round group C baseball match between South Korea and Cuba at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul. – Prieto, considered one of the biggest talents of Cuban baseball, abandoned the Cuban delegation on May 26, 2021, hours after arriving in the US, where the team will seek to qualify for the Tokyo Olympic Games, the Cuban federation informed. (Photo by Jung Yeon-je / AFP)

Havana, Cuba — Cuban baseball talent Cesar Prieto abandoned his team several hours after arriving in the United States for an Olympic qualifier, sports officials in Havana said, in the latest defection to hit the communist…

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