Yoenis Cespedes: Away from home

It's a brand new life (and brand new pitchers) for Cuba's Yoenis Cespedes

Originally Published: May 8, 2012
By Hiram Martinez | ESPN Deportes

BOSTON -- In an ideal world, Yoenis Cespedes would be able to return to his country as other Latin American ballplayers do once the major league season is over.

Imagine this. He would build his house in Campechuela, the town in the south of Cuba where he was born. He would hang out with the two-year-old son he left behind, catch up with his family and friends and get a hero's welcome from Cuban baseball fans, known for the fervor with which they follow the game. He would throw out ...

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