HAVANA.- Eight Cuban baseball players will sign their contracts next Friday to professionally play in the Italian Baseball League (IBL).

Several of the athletes to play in the European nation are local aces such as left-hander pitcher Ulfrido Garcia (Parma Baseball A.S.D), and right-handed pitchers Erly Casanova (Parma Baseball A.S.D) and Bladimir Baños (Polisportivo Padule), in addition to catcher Frank Camilo Morejon (Parma Baseball A.S.D).

The list also includes infielder Yordany Alarcon (Polisportivo Padule) and RHPs Eddy Abel Garcia (Cagliari Baseball A.S.D), Frank Montieth (A.S.D Athletics Bologna) and Jose Pablo Cuesta (B.C. Sala Baganza).