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Joe Henderson: Miami trial shines light on smuggling Cuban baseball players to U.S.

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It is not unusual when a Major League Baseball team signs a Cuban defector. There is a lengthy list of players who fled that island nation so they could barter their skills for the considerable cash that comes with playing in the United States. Usually, those stories have been treated as valiant escapes from a repressive government and the search for a better life. A trial that concluded Wednesday in a Miami courtroom though painted a different story. Instead of…

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