Fla. Lawmakers Push MLB To Ease Rules For Cuban Players
By Nathan Hale
Law360, Miami (April 23, 2014, 7:36 PM ET) -- Spurred by the recently reported dangers Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig faced being smuggled out of Cuba, two Florida lawmakers on Wednesday launched a bid to push Major League Baseball to change its rules regarding Cuban players by attaching the issue to a stadium financing bill.
Reps. Jose Felix Diaz, R-Miami, and Matt Gaetz, R-Fort Walton Beach, filed an amendment to H.B. 7095 to exclude MLB's Miami Marlins and Tampa Bay Rays from being eligible for public funds under a program under consideration by the...