Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Cuban Slugger Brings Promise and Risk to the Plate

Jose Dariel Abreu
Photo: Koji Sasahara/Associated Press

By Ben Strauss
Published: September 17, 2013

During this year’s World Baseball Classic, Cuba’s Jose Dariel Abreu hit a grand slam against China that was positively jaw-dropping. Abreu, a powerfully built right-handed hitter, loaded up on his back leg, waited on a curveball and hit a towering drive halfway up the outfield stands. Thirty major league front offices were surely paying attention.

(New York Times Link)

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