Rays’ Dayron Varona reunites with family in Cuba after 3 years apart

After leavinghome three years ago to chase a major-league career,Dayron Varona finally got to go back.The Cuban outfielder had an emotional reunion with eight members of his family Sundayfollowing his arrival at the Rays’ hotel inHavana.Varona’s family convened in the lobby of the Melia Cohiba and waited more than two hours until Victor Martinez Jersey the team arrivedbefore 11 p.m. ET.MORE: Cuban players in MLB, today | Best Latino baseball players of all timeAfter 3 years apart, @DayronVarona is reunited with his family in La Habana. #RaysInCuba pic.twitter.com/Bw3sUvWMxK Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) March 21, 2016Unbelievable homecoming for @DayronVarona at Estadio Latinoamericanoone thing we’ll never forget about #RaysInCuba. pic.twitter.com/4boweyqBdV Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) March 21, 2016″It’s something that I can’t believe is happening,”Varona saidwith tears in his eyes, via the Tampa Bay Times. “Even hugging my niece there, it’s something I can’t put into words. To have an experience like this right now is pretty unbelievable Al Kaline Jersey .”The Rays, visiting Cuba to play its national teamTuesday atEstadio Latinoamericano, didn’t get final approval forVarona to travel with the team until Saturday andimmediately broke the news that he would be on the 34-man rosterbound for the Caribbean island.Varona isn’t listedon the Rays’ 40-man rosterbut was invitedto travel with the team by manager Kevin Cash after a little encouragement from his players.”It was not even a definite that I was going to be here really until the last minute when we found out, fortunately, that I not only would be allowed to come into the country but be allowed to leave to go back to the States afterward,”Varona said through team interpreter George Pappas. “It https://www.tigersedges.com/detroit-tigers/omar-infante-jersey ‘s really unbelievable to see everyone here.”Varona, 28, signed with the Rays last May. Hehad 73 hits in 303 plate appearanceswith the Rays’ Double-A team, the Montgomery Biscuits, last season.

After leavinghome three years ago to chase a major-league career,Dayron Varona finally got to go back.The Cuban outfielder had an emotional reunion with eight members of his family Sundayfollowing his arrival at the Rays’ hotel inHavana.Varona’s family convened in the lobby of the Melia Cohiba and waited more than two hours until Victor Martinez Jersey the team arrivedbefore 11 p.m. ET.MORE: Cuban players in MLB, today | Best Latino baseball players of all timeAfter 3 years apart, @DayronVarona is reunited with his family in La Habana. #RaysInCuba pic.twitter.com/Bw3sUvWMxK Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) March 21, 2016Unbelievable homecoming for @DayronVarona at Estadio Latinoamericanoone thing we’ll never forget about #RaysInCuba. pic.twitter.com/4boweyqBdV Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) March 21, 2016″It’s something that I can’t believe is happening,”Varona saidwith tears in his eyes, via the Tampa Bay Times. “Even hugging my niece there, it’s something I can’t put into words. To have an experience like this right now is pretty unbelievable Al Kaline Jersey .”The Rays, visiting Cuba to play its national teamTuesday atEstadio Latinoamericano, didn’t get final approval forVarona to travel with the team until Saturday andimmediately broke the news that he would be on the 34-man rosterbound for the Caribbean island.Varona isn’t listedon the Rays’ 40-man rosterbut was invitedto travel with the team by manager Kevin Cash after a little encouragement from his players.”It was not even a definite that I was going to be here really until the last minute when we found out, fortunately, that I not only would be allowed to come into the country but be allowed to leave to go back to the States afterward,”Varona said through team interpreter George Pappas. “It https://www.tigersedges.com/detroit-tigers/omar-infante-jersey ‘s really unbelievable to see everyone here.”Varona, 28, signed with the Rays last May. Hehad 73 hits in 303 plate appearanceswith the Rays’ Double-A team, the Montgomery Biscuits, last season.