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MLB "cautiously optimistic" Rays' trip to Cuba gets approved



A top Major League Baseball executive said Tuesday officials are "cautiously optimistic" governmental approvals and details will be worked out for the Rays to play two late-spring exhibition games in Cuba.

Chief Legal Officer Dan Halem told USA Today MLB officials hope to begin talks with Cuban officials about logistics during this week's goodwill visit to Havana. Approval from both governments are necessary.

"We're cautiously optimistic we'll be able to play here next March, though nothing has been decided," Halem said in Havana. 

[Last modified: Wednesday, December 16, 2015 12:04pm]


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