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Yasiel PuigCubans in the Major Leagues
A great number of Cubans have played in the major leagues. The first was Esteban Bellan, who played in the 1870s. Then in 1911 the Cincinnati Reds brought in Rafael Almeida and Armando Marsans. They were followed by a steady stream of players from the Island. Adolfo Luque became the first Latin super star when he led all pitchers with an outstanding 27-8 record and a 1.93 ERA in 1923. In the 1950s Minnie Miñoso and other black Cubans helped integrate the Major Leagues. The 60s and 70s brought players who left the now Communist country like Camilo Pascual, Luis Tiant, Tony Perez and Tony Oliva. More recently Jose Contreras and Orlando “El Duque” Hernandez have reached stardom. Lately defections from Cuba by star ballplayers highlight Cuban baseball news. Cuban stars like Aroldis Chapman and Yasiel Puig have risked everything to play the highest level of baseball found here in the United States.

See a list of the 265 Baseball Players of Cuban
Heritage that have played in the Major Leagues
Adolfo Luque

Players of Cuban Heritage Active in Major and Minor League Rosters in 2014:

Major League
Jose Abreu
Yonder Alonso
Nolan Arenado
J.P. Arencibia
Bronson Arroyo
Alex Avila
Yuniesky Betancourt
Francisley Bueno
Nick Castellanos
Yoenis Cespedes
Aroldis Chapman
Odrisamer Despaigne
Matt Dominguez
Roenis Elias
Yunel Escobar
Jose Fernandez
Onelki Garcia
Gio Gonzalez
Yasmani Grandal
Adeiny Hechavarria
Yoslan Herrera
Eric Hosmer
Raul Ibañez
Jose Iglesias
Jon Jay
Leonys Martin
J.D. Martinez
Nick Martinez
Kendrys Morales
Adrian Nieto
Dan Otero
Branyan Peña
Chris Perez
Yasiel Puig
Alexei Ramirez
Paco Rodriguez
Sean Rodriguez
Gaby Sanchez
Jorge Soler
Danny Valencia
Dayan Viciedo

Triple A
Robert Andino
Erisbel Arruebarrena
Alex Castellanos
Robert Coello
Chris Dominguez
Luis Exposito
Adonis Garcia
Christian Garcia *
Miguel A. Gonzalez
Alex Guerrero
Chris Hernandez
Enrique Hernandez
Dalier Hinojosa
Joe Martinez
Deven Marrero
Yunesky Maya
John Ryan Murphy
Felix Perez
Armando Rivero
Eddy Rodriguez *
Tony Sanchez
Henry Urrutia
Raul Valdes
Elih Villanueva

Mexican AAA
Amaury Cazaña *
Jose Contreras
Alfredo Despaigne
Donnell Linares
J.C. Linares
Yadel Marti *
Ronnie Mustelier
Hassan Peña
Amauri Sanit

Double A
Albert Almora
Carlos Alonso
Dariel Alvarez
R.J. Alvarez
Noel Arguelles
Nick Avila
Rusney Castillo
Aledmys Diaz
Alex Gonzalez
Yosmany Guerra
Chris Marrero
Christian Marrero
Peter O’Brien
Ricky Oropesa
Rangel Ravelo
Jimmy Reyes
Raydel Sanchez
Rubi Silva
Tommy Toledo

A Advanced
Steve Baron
Nick Basto
Yandy Diaz
Yasmanys Fernandez
Dixon LLorens
Harold Martinez
Carlos Rodon
Jorge Saez
Alex San Juan

* Released

Single A
Roidany Aguila
Yasiel Balaguert
Daniel Canela
Daniel Carbonell
Alexander Carreras
Gerardo Concepcion
Dariel Delgado
E.J. Encinosa
Rodolfo Fernandez
Tyler Filliben
Alex Hernandez
Cesar Lopez *
Omar Luis
Yoanner Negrin
Andy Paz
Bryan Radziewski
Jorge Rivero
Yeral Sanchez
Cory Segui
Nick Travieso

Rookie
Eddy Alvarez
Jonah Arenado
Luis Aviles
Yenier Bello
Yoan Gonzalez
Raisel Iglesias
Alejandro Juvier
Leandro Linares
Reydel Medina
Bryan Muñiz
Patrick Palmeiro
Lawrence Pardo
Alejandro Piloto
Adrian Rivero
Alberto Rodriguez
Elier Rodriguez
Javier Salas

Minnie Minoso
Tony Perez
Aroldis Chapman

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 Players of Cuban Heritage on 2012-13 Winter League Rosters
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 Players of Cuban Heritage on 2011-12 Winter League Rosters
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