14ymedio, 12 May 2018 — The sons of Victor Mesa — coach of the Industriales team and among the most recognized Cuban baseball players of all time — escaped from Cuba to pursue careers as professionals in the United States.
An article published on the sports website MLB.com reports that Víctor Víctor Mesa and Víctor Mesa Jr. left the island to try their luck abroad, especially in the US Major Leagues.
The young athletes signed a representation contract with the Magnus agency, which manages the careers of several Cubans, including the well-known Aroldis Chapman.
First, and due to their young ages, the brothers must become free agents with restrictions, a condition that prevents them from enjoying a more substantial contract in case they sign with a major league team.
The rumors about the departure from Cuba of Victor Mesa’s sons departure from Cuba have been growing for months. Victor Víctor, the oldest of the brothers, was seen on several occasions training in the city of Miami, but he had always returned to the island.
Víctor Víctor has played on the island for the Matanzas and Industriales teams, he has also played on the national team where he was valued as one of the young promises of Cuban baseball with the greatest potential.
The departure of the Mesa brothers is a hard blow for Cuban baseball that in recent years has experienced numerable desertions of athletes. The most famous of these was the February 2016 escape of the Yulieski brothers and Lourdes Gourriel Jr., during the Caribbean Series in the Dominican Republic.
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