Thursday, March 3, 2016

Plan de las Ligas Mayores de Baseball para firmar directamente peloteros de Cuba.

Under the proposed plan, according to M.L.B.’s top lawyer, Dan Halem, an entity made up of Cuban entrepreneurs and officials from baseball and its players’ union would be created. A percentage of salaries paid to Cuban players would go to the new body, which would function like a nonprofit organization and support youth baseball, education and the improvement of sports facilities in Cuba.
The proposed body could satisfy the terms of the embargo, M.L.B. contends, because no money would go directly to the Cuban government.
M.L.B. said it had yet to receive a response from the Office of Foreign Assets Control, which enforces the embargo. Officials there declined to comment, citing the confidentiality of the license application process.
It is also not clear where the Cuban government stands, although Halem confirmed that the idea had been discussed informally with Cuban officials.
Cuba could still insist that a portion of the salaries for the Cuban players be directed to the country’s sports agency, which typically administers foreign contracts for players.......

The plan, submitted to the Treasury Department, could further the thaw in Cuba-United States relations and enable Cubans to play professionally in America…

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