The Boston Red Sox have explored the possibility of playing an exhibition game in Cuba this spring, a source involved in the conversations tells ESPN.
At this time, there are no plans for a game, nor is there is expected to be. It is believed that a Red Sox fan of some note, Secretary of State John Kerry, has had a voice in the conversations.
The Red Sox do have interest in the possibility of an exhibition in Cuba, another source said, but the team is sensitive to making sure all parties — Major League Baseball, the Players Association and respective governments, among others — are fully vetted and that the timing for a game works for all.
According to the source, this spring would be too soon a time for the Red Sox to make a game work.
The Baltimore Orioles, who played against the Cuban national team in Cuba 15 years ago, and then subsequently hosted the national team from Cuba at Camden Yards, are interested in participating in an exhibition in Cuba this spring, given the past history and the shift in U.S-Cuban relations, a source said.
By Buster Olney, ESPN
February 9, 2015