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Cuban baseball player defects in Florida

One of Cuba’s top baseball players, Cesar Prieto, has defected after arriving in Florida with the national team to compete in an Olympics qualifying tournament. “His decision, contrary to the commitment made to the people and the team, has generated repudiation among his teammates and other members of the delegation,” Cuba’s baseball federation said in a statement. The 22-year-old second baseman, who defected after arriving in Miami on Wednesday, is a strong hitter and considered one of Cuba’s most promising young baseball talents.