• In this July 19, 2013 file photo, Cuba third baseman Yulieski Gourriel warms up prior to an exhibition baseball game against the United States in Papillion, Neb. A baseball official in the Dominican Republic said on Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, that Gourriel has abandoned his team at the close of the annual Caribbean series. The 31-year-old was with his younger brother, Lourdes, also a highly sought player. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)

    Source: Top Cuban player left team in Dominican Republic

    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Star Cuban infielder Yulieski Gourriel and his younger brother slipped away from their hotel in the Dominican Republic early Monday in an apparent effort to launch careers in Major League Baseball.