Luckily for baseball lovers in the Caribbean region, the uncertainty generated by the refusal of visas to members of the Cuban baseball team was already cleared and it appears that Cuba will be present next week at Hiram Bithorn Stadium San Juan, Puerto Rico, to fight for the title in the Caribbean Series.
As Juan Francisco Puello Herrera, president of the Caribbean Baseball Confederation confirmed in yesterday to AP, “already five of the six who had problems received their visas.” Although he didn’t explain the reasons for the initial refusal, the highest ranking official of baseball in the area said it was due to routine matters that have already been solved.
One of those who did not get his visa in the first moment, presumably by the situation, in which he was involved during its passage through the Mexican Baseball League, where he was registered with a fake passport of Dominican nationality, was the Granma slugger Alfredo Despaigne. About him, Puello said that “he has his visa and there is only a visa to be issued a of yet. Cuba is in the Caribbean Series with its entire team without problems. “
The 2015 Caribbean Series will begin on Monday February 2 and in addition to the Vegueros of Pinar del Río, Cuba, it will gather the Tomateros de Culiacan, Mexico, Caribes de Anzoategui, Venezuela, Gigantes del Cibao, the Dominican Republic, and Cangrejeros de Santurce, Puerto Rico, host country.