MLB Bans Cuban Team From Dominican Academies

As the United States government eases its sanctions against Cuba, Major League Baseball is attempting to build a relationship with Cuban baseball officials.

The commissioner’s office has chosen an unusual way to welcome them to the Dominican Republic for the Caribbean Series: By banning the Cuban team from their Dominican facilities.

With the Caribbean Series beginning Monday, the Cuban team had an off day and was scheduled to practice at the Diamondbacks’ academy. However, according to Diamondbacks vice president of Latin American operations Junior Noboa, on Sunday night the commissioner’s office informed the Diamondbacks that the Cuban team could not practice at their academy or at any major league facility.

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