In this Sept. 17, 2014, file photo,  Boston Red Sox's Rusney Castillo bats against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the baseball game in Pittsburgh. When Castillo left Cuba he signed a $72.5 million, seven-year deal with the Boston Red Sox this summer, topping outfielder Jose Abreu’s $68 million, six-year contract with the Chicago White Sox last October. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba’s unprecedented effort to stop a devastating baseball talent drain doesn’t seem to be working, with a string of stars leaving for the major leagues in the year since the government allowed a small number to play professionally overseas.

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