former Twins pitching prospect?

After washing out of baseball, this Cuban hurler went on to other endeavors and became known in politics. Can you name him?
In this video, he picks up a baseball at about the 26 second mark, and shows his stuff.

castro pitching

Apparently there’s no truth to the story that the Senators or the Yankees once gave Fidel a tryout, but scout Joe Cambria worked in Cuba for the Senators, sent them a lot of Cuban players, and, according to SABR’s BioProject, Cambria did take a look at Castro when Fidel was at the University of Havana:

Cambria scouted Castro as a pitcher at the University of Havana, noting that he had a decent curve but not much of a fastball.


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