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In this Sept. 2, 2014, file photo, Boston Red Sox's Yoenis Cespedes watches an RBI double off New York Yankees starting pitcher Shane Greene in a baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York. Twenty-five Cuban-born players appeared in the major leagues this year, a group that includes outfielders Yasiel Puig and Cespedes, and hard-throwing reliever Aroldis Chapman. Fred Claire can see the day when Major League Baseball teams open academies for prospects in Cuba. "It's absolutely a natural, just as the Dominican was and Venezuela. You go to where the talent is," the former Los Angeles Dodgers general manager said Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. "The high talent level for Cuban players is still there."

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