MADRID, Spain.- Cuban catcher Alfredo Fadragas, who left Cuba last December after being suspended from playing sports on the island, was declared a free agent in the last few hours by the Major League Baseball Commissioner’s Office (MLB, for its acronym in English). ); important step to play in the Big Top.
As reported by sports journalist Francys Romero through his account on Twitter, Fadragas, 23, has generated notable interest in MLB organizations.
Romero also explained that, since his arrival in the Dominican Republic four months ago, the athlete has been perfecting both his tools and his physical condition and can be an impact bat in professional baseball.
Now the man from Ciego de Avila is represented by Santana Baseball Academy and shots of 1.80-1.82 seconds from second base have been measured. He has also recorded 1.36 throws to third base.
Source: Cuban prospect C Alfredo Fadragas (23) was declared a free agent in recent hours by the Commissioner’s Office.
He left Cuba in December 2022, after hitting .315 AVG, 21 HR, 58 RBI (last National Series season). Several MLB teams interested in this talent. pic.twitter.com/vUF7U9Yh3b
— Francys Romero (@francysromeroFR) March 23, 2023
In June 2022 Fadragas, along with pitcher Yosvany Ávalos, tried to leave Team Cuba with which they traveled to Aguascalientes, Mexico, to participate in the U-23 Pan American Baseball Championship.
The baseball players were captured by the Aguascalientes Public Security Secretariat, at the request of the Cuban regime, after they left the Ramada hotel, where the delegation was staying.
The Cuban Baseball Federation (FCB) subsequently reported on your return to the Island without finishing the tournament and described his decision as a failure “to the commitment made with the delegation and the homeland.”
The following month, for this, Alfredo Fadragas was suspended for life from the sport on the Island.
During his time as an athlete in Cuba, Alfredo Fadragas competed in five National Baseball Series (SNB), with Los Tigres de Ciego de Ávila and Los Cocodrilos de Matanzas.