April 18, 2014

Major League Baseball's Next Headache: Cuba

Pete Bjarkman, The Daily Beast

The Associated Press

The baseball world has been stunned by reports the Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig was smuggled from his homeland by a drug cartel, and a Miami gangster allegedly now owns 20% of his astronomical contract.

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