Amnesty International criticized the arrest of both players, after the arrest warrant issued by the official Cuban delegation
The two players who tried to stay in Mexico two days ago in full U-23 Pan American Championship They returned this Saturday to Cubadeported by the authorities of the North American country.
The specialized journalist Francys Romero detailed on Twitter that Alfredo Fadraga and Yosvani Avaloswho left the competition in Aguascalientes, “are already in Ciego de Ávila (east), where they both reside, according to close sources.”
International Amnesty criticized the arrest of both players, after the arrest order made by the official Cuban delegation.
The Cuban Baseball Federation (FCB) He reported the day before that both “were treated with absolute respect and consideration, without ever forgetting that they are students of the Cuban sports education system.”
“He was inquired about his health, food and psychological situation. The directors of the delegation and the FCB exchanged with both athletes in a sincere and transparent way,” according to the press release.
The Caribbean federation itself reported two days ago of the escape of Fadraga and Avalos, while he blamed it on “the disqualification of the agreement” that normalized the arrival of Cuban players to the Major League Baseball” (MLB).
That “continues to constitute a stimulus for the orchestrators of these athlete trafficking actions,” considered the sports entity.
Last year they stayed Mexico 12 of the 24 players of the Cuban U-23 team that competed in the World Championship of baseball in the Mexican state of Sonora, recall independent media.
The Big leagues and the FCB they agreed in 2018 to allow Cubans to play in the United States without having to defect first, but former President Donald Trump (2017-2021) quickly ruled it out.
Since then, there have been several cases of Cuban players who have left their teams to play in the North American country.
Two days ago, the independent specialized portal Swing Complete said that at least four Cuban karate fighters, almost half of the team of Cuba of this sport, he escaped during a preparatory tournament with a view to the Central Americans, based in Guatemala.