Every September, MLB rosters expand so minor-league players with potential can get a cup of coffee with the big-league team. No matter what the hype, avoid relying on these September call-ups to help your fantasy baseball team. Stick to the veteran players you know well and let the other owners in your league gamble on the rookies. You won’t regret it when the season ends with your team in first place. The other owners will be shaking their heads with regret for letting hype rule their decision-making processes.
In light of the Boston Red Sox signing Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo to a seven-year, $72.5 million deal, let’s take a look at other MLB players who defected from Cuba.
Five Cubans are on the rosters for Tuesday night’s game at Target Field.
Let’s look at the 10 biggest MLB first-half pleasant and unpleasant surprises.
Hard-hitting Jose Abreu, a recent Cuban defector, becomes the new White Sox first baseman.