MLB 2022 | Aledmis Díaz to Oakland on $14.5 million 2-year deal, Cuba beat Bahamas at Caribbean Cup
Major League Baseball (MLB) and other Cuban Players News for the 2022 offseason. A compendium from several sources
Aledmys Díaz has agreed to a two-year deal with the Athletics, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post.
Sherman confirmed that the total value of the two-year pact is $14.5 million. That's a relatively significant monetary commitment for an Oakland club that is always crying poor, and for a player in Díaz who batted just .243 with a .287 on-base percentage over 327 plate appearances this past season with the Astros. Díaz, 32, has spent the past four seasons in a utility role with the division-rival Astros, serving as a nice bat against left-handed pitching and playing all over the diamond. He’s coming off a .243/.287/.403 season that represents a slight downturn from what he’s done in four years with Houston on the whole: .255/.313/.424. Maybe he can unlock more offensive production in an everyday role.
At the IV Caribbean Baseball Cup, Cuba beats Bahamas.
Thanks to six unanswered runs in the five inning combined with strong outing on the mound by Leodan Reyes, Team Cuba defeated Bahamas, 9-3, on Wednesday night, to win its second game in the IV Caribbean Baseball Cup. The Cuban team, along with Puerto Rico and defending champion Curacao, are leading the tournament all with the same 2-1 record. Today at 2:00 pm (ET), Cuba faces Curacao, while at 6:00 pm (ET) Bahamas will host Puerto Rico. It was Curacao that won the 2021 title, beating Cuba 4-3 in the final.
MLBPA Opens first international office in Dominican Republic.
The Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) has opened its first international office in the Dominican Republic. It is located in the Torre Sarasota Center in Santo Domingo. The MLBPA said that the goal is “increasing the level of support provided throughout players’ playing and post-playing careers.” During the release, union leader Tony Clark stated, "The diversity of our player fraternity makes our game better."
The announcement comes after the sport’s minor league players elected to join the MLBPA in September, increasing the current membership to more than 5,000 players.