Report: Raicel Iglesias Detained For Attempted Defection

Righthander Raicel Iglesias has been detained by Cuban authorities for attempting to defect the country, according to a report from Diario De Cuba.

Iglesias, 23, had reportedly left the island by boat, according to a report in CafeFurte cited by Reuters. Iglesias has been one of the top young pitchers in Cuba. He pitched for Cuba in the World Baseball Classic in March and posted a 1.68 ERA with 50 strikeouts and 20 walks in 53 2/3 innings this past season in Cuba.