Yuniesky Betancourt is emerging as a pretty good player. He’s young, he’s speedy and for those who are interested, he has a pretty interesting story. He escaped from Cuba. Yes, escaped. Did not defect. He left in the middle of the night on a raft and drifted for four days until reaching Cancun, Mexico. Here’s a recent feature on Betancourt. That one is in English. Here is the Spanish version.
On a totally unrelated note: David Ortiz did it again!! Is this guy for real? Mr. Clutch. He’d be a hero in any city. He’s a adored like a god in Boston. Easy to see why.