Juan Yasser Serrano tries to sign with Cuba, doesn't look closely enough at the contract
In other words, the Cubs have signed themselves their first Cuban defector in recent memory. The player in question is Juan Yasser Serrano, a pitcher who is apparently destined for Double (or possibly Triple) A.
Serrano brings with him a fastball in the low 90's, and is reportedly 21 years of age. (Keyword: reportedly.) It'd be interesting to look a little deeper into the numerous Cuban defectors through the years, in order to uncover the number of them who are actually successful, but my feelings are that it's actually a small number who move on to glorious things.
But one thing I will say about Cuba: their jerseys are pretty cool. I gotta get one.
Picture may or may not be of an actual Cuban baseball player