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Cuban MLB player Yasiel Puig is pictured during a children's baseball training session at the Latin American Stadium in Havana, on December 16, 2015. Cuban baseball stars Jose Abreu and Yasiel Puig returned home for the first time since defecting to join the American big leagues, part of an unprecedented Major League Baseball tour made possible by the thaw in U.S.-Cuban relations. The delegation also includes Cuban-born player Alexei Ramirez, a free agent who left Cuba legally by marrying a Dominican in 2007. (Yamil Lage/AFP/Getty Images)MoreCloseclosemore
Cuban MLB player Yasiel Puig is pictured during a children's baseball training session at the Latin American Stadium in Havana, on December 16, 2015. Cuban baseball stars Jose Abreu and Yasiel Puig returned home for the first time since defecting to join the American big leagues, part of an unprecedented Major League Baseball tour made possible by the thaw in U.S.-Cuban relations. The delegation also includes Cuban-born player Alexei Ramirez, a free agent who left Cuba legally by marrying a Dominican in 2007. (Yamil Lage/AFP/Getty Images)

With President Obama set to watch an exhibition game in Havana, Cuba, Major League Baseball and the Treasury Department are setting up the rules to allow Cuban baseball players to join the MLB. The idea is to stem defections, and allow Cuba's most popular sport to stay afloat. Here & Now sports analyst Mike Pesca joins host Robin Young with details.

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This segment aired on March 3, 2016.

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