US to let MLB stars play for Cuba in World Baseball Classic


              FILE - Houston Astros' Yordan Alvarez celebrates after his three-run home run during the sixth inning in Game 6 of baseball's World Series against the Philadelphia Phillies, Nov. 5, 2022, in Houston. In a decision announced Saturday, Dec. 24, 2022, the United States will permit Major League Baseball players from Cuba to represent their home country in the World Baseball Classic next year. (AP Photo/Eric Smith, File)
            
              FILE - Tampa Bay Rays' Randy Arozarena reacts in the dugout after hitting a three-run home against the Toronto Blue Jays during the fifth inning of a baseball game Sept. 23, 2022, in St. Petersburg, Fla. In a decision announced Saturday, Dec. 24, 2022, the United States will permit Major League Baseball players from Cuba to represent their home country in the World Baseball Classic next year. (AP Photo/Scott Audette, File)
            
              FILE - Chicago White Sox's Jose Abreu hits an RBI-double during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins, on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022, in Minneapolis.  Abreu and the World Series champion Astros agreed to a three-year contract Monday, Nov. 28 adding another powerful bat to Houston's lineup. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr, File)
US to let MLB stars play for Cuba in World Baseball Classic