MIAMI (CBSMiami) — A very valuable Cuban baseball player has reportedly defected from the island.

Yasmani Tomas is described as a hard-hitting outfielder for the Cuban team.

According to the communist party newspaper ‘Granma,” he was smuggled off the island.

A number of Cuban baseball players have defected over the years, tempted by the prospect of multi-million dollar contracts with major league clubs.

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