From Cuba to Miami, Grandal flourishes
Yasmani Grandal's first experience with a draft lottery wasn't in 2007, when he was selected by the Boston Red Sox out of Miami Springs High in the 27th round of MLB's first-year player draft.
The first time his name came up in a draft was back in 1998, when he was just nine years old. He and his family were selected as part of the "Special Cuban Migration Program," meaning he and his family could leave Cuba to join his aunt and uncle in Miami -- a dream come true for the ...
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