Yasmani Tomas defects from Cuba
HAVANA -- Cuban authorities say hard-hitting outfielder Yasmani Tomas has defected, multiple media outlets reported Friday.
The 23-year-old Tomas, a 6-foot-1, 230-pound right-handed power hitter who plays the corner-outfield spots, has been playing for Havana powerhouse Industriales since 2008 and was part of Cuba's national team at the World Baseball Classic last year.
News of Tomas' defection came in a single paragraph at the end of an article in Communist Party newspaper ...
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