Sarah Hanlon


In 2018, Major League Baseball (“MLB”) and the Cuban Baseball Federation (Federación Cubana de Béisbol, “FCB”) reached a historic agreement. The agreement sought to protect Cuban baseball players wishing to play in the United States. Under the agreement, Cuban players would no longer have to denounce their allegiance to Cuba or find alternative and often risky and dangerous ways to enter the United States. The agreement was symbolic of an easing of tensions between the United States and Cuba. Unfortunately, the agreement was short-lived after the Trump administration began reinvigorating stricter policies from the past with Cuba. This Note reviews the authority of the Trump administration to rescind the agreement and potential avenues for reinstatement by MLB.