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Yoenis Cespedes reunited with mom

Updated: March 12, 2013, 8:20 PM ET
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

PHOENIX -- Yoenis Cespedes was in a great mood Tuesday, and for good reason. He had just come back from Miami, where he had seen his mother for the first time since the Oakland Athletics outfielder defected from Cuba in 2011.

According to Cespedes, his mother, Estela Milanes Salazar, and 11 family members left Cuba more than a year ago and had been trying to get to the United States ever since.

Speaking through his interpreter, Oakland coach Ariel Prieto, Cespedes was vague about the ...

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