The New York Times
MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT
NOV. 13, 2015
If a major league baseball team plays a spring training game in Cuba next year, it will be the Tampa Bay Rays.
Commissioner Rob Manfred chose theRays by picking a ball out of a bin at Major League Baseball’s offices on Park Avenue in Manhattan on Friday afternoon. There were so many teams, including the Mets, the Yankees and the Los Angeles Dodgers, eager to play in Cuba, because of the extra visibility it would give their clubs that Manfred decided to hold a lottery.
The game would represent another significant moment in the continuing efforts by the United States and Cuba to normalize relations.