Brothers Victor Mesa Jr. and Victor Victor Mesa (no, that’s not a misspelling) recently signed contracts with the Miami Marlins as international players from Cuba. They are the sons of Cuban baseball legend Victor Mesa Sr. 22-year-old Victor Victor and 17-year-old Victor Jr. are both outfielders.
Their acquisition comes as the Marlins’ first major splash in signing new players since the new ownership took over in late 2017.
The Mesa brothers follow in the footsteps of another major signing of Cuban brothers in 2016, when Yulieski Gurriel signed with the Houston Astros and his Lourdes Gurriel Jr. inked with the Toronto Blue Jays. Their father was also a legendary player and manager from Cuba.
For more information about the signing of the Mesa brothers, follow the links below from the Miami Herald: