Make us your home page

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Rays win chance to play exhibition in Cuba

If Major League Baseball can work out details, including governmental approval, the Rays will be the team that gets to play an exhibition game in Cuba in the spring.

Commissioner Rob Manfred held a drawing Friday among interested teams, and the Rays were chosen. The game likely would be against the Cuban national team, the New York Times reported, and played in Havana.

Manfred said Tuesday that Major League Baseball is working to make the game happen and would be part of an overall MLB effort to improve relations with Cuba.

A Major League Baseball team last played in Cuba in 1999.

Rays win chance to play exhibition in Cuba 11/13/15 [Last modified: Friday, November 13, 2015 11:35pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2016 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours