Cuba Loses Prospect Aldemis Diaz

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HAVANA TIMES — At the same time when Team Cuba was savoring their victory at the Haarlem Baseball Week in Holland on Sunday, it became known that infielder Aledmis Diaz, decided to skip out and make a go at reaching the US Major Leagues, reported

Cuba defeated the USA 5-3 in the semifinals on Saturday and Puerto Rico 4-2 in the final on Sunday to win its first title at the Dutch event since 1998, including five second place finishes.

Meanwhile, Diaz will be seeking the path to fame and fortune in Major League Baseball, that has seen Cuban players receive over 160 million dollars in contracts in recent years.

The Villa Clara shortstop, 21, had a .315 batting average last season and a .404 on base percentage. He had 12 homers and knocked in 49 runs. One of the leagues better fielders he had a .972 fielding percentage over 76 games.