When you say the Gurriel name in Cuba, people automatically recall legendary Lourdes Gurriel Sr., who starred for 15 years for the Cuban National Team and went on to manage the storied Havana Industriales team.
Highly sought after for his international play for Cuba, Lourdes Sr.’s son, 32-year-old Yulieski, signed a $47.5 million contract with the Houston Astros and made his major-league debut with the them toward the end of last season and figures to be in the starting lineup in 2017.
Yuliesky and his younger brother Lourdes Jr. defected from Cuba during the Caribbean World Series in February 2016 in order to pursue pro baseball careers in the United States.
Now, the 23-year-old Lourdes Jr. is attempting to make a name for himself in the United States, having signed as a free agent with the Toronto Blue Jays this off-season.
Gurriel Jr. may not be as talented as his brother, but is projected to be an above-average major leaguer.
Read more about Lourdes Jr. at the link below from the Mop-Up Duty website: