Cuban Federation Confirms Contract of Yulieski Gourriel Canceled

Havana - The Cuban Baseball Federation today confirmed the cancellation of the contract with the Central Yulieski Gurriel Professional Baseball in Japan for the 2015 season.

According to an official note published in the Granma newspaper, the nullification of the link does not responds to the absence of the athlete in the Japan Yokohama DeNA BayStars campus.

According to the notification, his absence answered 'injuries sustained during the development of the National Baseball Series, which has imposed a slow recovery' to the third baseman of the national team.

This process was conducted in a respectful and transparent between the parties, considering the magnificent relationship between the NPB, the club Yokohama DeNA BayStars and the Cuban Baseball Federation, says the text.

The news had broken last week in Asian media, where reference is made to a visit of a club sent to Havana to contact the player.

In similar situation is his brother Lourdes Yunielki, who should debut this year in Yokohama DeNA BayStars, but also ended the domestic season with injuries.

On the latter, an infielder, still has not made a decision for either party.

There are other three contracted players to play in Japan this year. They are gardeners Alfredo Despaigne and Frederich Cepeda, who already played there, and pitcher Hector Mendoza.

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