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The Road from Cuba to the Big Leagues Can Be Watery and Dangerous
Many Cuban ballplayers must brave the waves and escape the island to realize their Major League dreams.
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Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Juan Miranda makes a toss for the out against the Chicago White Sox in the seventh inning during an inter-league baseball game on Sunday, June 19, 2011, in Phoenix.
(AP2011)

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Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Yunel Escobar (5) is caught stealing second base by Atlanta Braves center fielder Jordan Schafer (1) in the first inning of an interleague baseball game Monday, June 20, 2011 in Atlanta. 

(AP2011)

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KANSAS CITY, MO - JUNE 3: Brayan Pena #27 of the Kansas City Royals reacts after tagging out Danny Valencia of the Minnesota Twins at Kauffman Stadium on June 3, 2011 in Kansas City, Missouri. 

(2011 Getty Images)

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PHILADELPHIA - JUNE 9: Relief pitcher Jose Contreras #52 of the Philadelphia Phillies throws a pitch during a game against the Chicago Cubs at Citizens Bank Park on June 9, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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PHILADELPHIA - MAY 2: Relief pitcher Danys Baez #55 of the Philadelphia Phillies delivers a pitch during a game against the New York Mets at Citizens Bank Park on May 2, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Phillies won 11-5.

(2010 Getty Images)

The Road from Cuba to the Big Leagues Can Be Watery and Dangerous

Many Cuban ballplayers must brave the waves and escape the island to realize their Major League dreams.

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