Cuban baseball player Iván Prieto signs with Piratas de Campeche

Cuban baseball players had never deserted during the participation of the selection in a World Baseball Classic until Ivan Prietobullpen catcher, did it in the last edition.

The 26-year-old catcher left the Cuban Federation in order to fulfill his dream of playing in the Major Leagues and is getting closer to fulfilling his dream. According to the report by Yordan Carmona, a journalist from the Baseball Writers of America Association, Prieto signed with the Piratas de Campeche of the Mexican Baseball League. Details of the deal were not disclosed.

Prieto is represented by Leona Sports, from Major League Baseball-certified agent, Lisette Carnet. His clients include Yasiel Puigby the Kiwoom Heroes of Korea, Yorkislandy Alvarezof the Baltimore Orioles, Carlos Castro, of the Chosen Lions, Wilfredo Pereira, of the St. Louis Cardinals, and Henry Urrutiaof the Giants of Cibao.

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Seeks to emulate Randy Arozarena

With that, Prieto could emulate the steps of Randy Arozarena, who went through Mexican baseball before making the leap to the Major Leagues. The Tampa Bay Rays outfielder emigrated to Mexico via Merida to settle in Tijuana because as a professional in the Cuban league he earned four dollars a month.

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According to Cuban journalists, Prieto ended up being decisive in the last two titles won by the Alazanes de Granmaboth in his pitching control and with the bat.

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