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Offline BrandonK

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Re: The next japanese phenom
« Reply #25: October 24, 2012, 10:43:46 PM »
no.  cubans over the age of 23 are exempt fro that rule as they are considered professionals. 


 
http://www.baseballamerica.com/today/prospects/international-affairs/2012/2613345.html

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For the next two years, Cubans will be exempt as long as they are 23 and have played in a Cuban professional league for at least three seasons. Beginning in 2014-15 Cubans must have five years of pro experience to be exempt. So if Yoenis Cespedes had still been unsigned by July 2, he would have been exempt from the new rules anyway, where 20-year-old outfielder Jorge Soler will be subject to the new rules unless he can get all of his paperwork pushed through and sign before July 2.