Cuban players have enjoyed a great deal of success in Major League Baseball in recent years, and the next potential star from Cuba could be on the verge of joining the league in the form of pitcher Norge Luis Ruiz.

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Ruiz in Search of MLB Contract

Friday, May 22

At 21 years of age, Ruiz is one of the hottest prospects in Cuba, and he could soon be firing fastballs in major league stadiums.

According to’s Jesse Sanchez, the talented righty has left Cuba and is hoping to land a contract with a big league team:

Per, Ruiz has put up some impressive numbers in the Cuban National Series since 2012. With a 17-11 record, 2.25 ERA and 1.14 WHIP, Ruiz seemingly has the tools needed to be an effective pitcher in the world’s top league.

There is still an unknown element regarding Ruiz since he hasn’t been tested against the very best players, but teams are seemingly more and more willing to pay for potential.

Because of that, Ruiz stands a good chance to land a lucrative deal in the near future.


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