Cuban Outfielder Anderson Begins Ascent With Rays

Outfielder Leslie Anderson had the same desire as so many others young boys, to play in the major leagues. Only to do so, he had to leave behind his family and his native Cuba and come to the United States. After spending about three weeks in transition—extended spring training to refresh his baseball skills, English classes and cultural transition tips to help his life skills—Anderson finally made his debut for high Class A Charlotte in early May, going 1-for-7 in his first two games.

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