Cuban-born Puig, Abreu join MLB goodwill trip to island

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NEW YORK (AP) — Cuban-born Yasiel Puig and Jose Abreu will be among the major leaguers making a four-day goodwill trip to the island starting Tuesday.

Cuban natives Alexei Ramirez and Brayan Pena also will participate, along with Miguel Cabrera, Clayton Kershaw, Nelson Cruz and Jon Jay.

MLB executive Joe Torre and players' union adviser Dave Winfield will join the league's first visit to Cuba since the Baltimore Orioles played an exhibition game in 1999.

The tour includes clinics and charity events. MLB and the players' union on Monday announced they were teaming up for a $200,000 grant to Caritas Cubana, a nongovernmental organization based in the United States that provides humanitarian, social and emergency services to Cuba.

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