COOPERSTOWN, NY - JULY 24: Hall of Famer Tony Perez is introduced at Clark Sports Center during the Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony on July 24, 2016 in Cooperstown, New York. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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Cincinnati Reds from Cuba: A comprehensive list

The Cincinnati Reds and Cuba have a long relationship. 

Not only did one of the team’s minor-league affiliates once reside in Havana, the club has been signing players from the Caribbean island country for more than 100 years. 

Three Cubans are members of the Reds Hall of Fame – Leo Cardenas, Adolfo Luque and Tony Perez – while Perez is the only Cuban-born major leaguer who is in the national Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. 

This list of every Reds player and coach from Cuba is courtesy of the team media guide: 

Rafael Almedia, IF, 1911-13

Armando Marsans, OF, 1911-14

Mike Gonzalez, C, 1914

Manuel Cueto, IF/OF, 1917-19

Adolfo Luque, P, 1918-29

Pedro Dibut, P, 1924-25

Tommy de la Cruz, P, 1944

Vincente Amor, P, 1957

Raul Sanchez, P, 1957, ‘60

Danny Morejon, OF, 1958

Orlando Pena, P, 1958-60

Mike Cuellar, P, 1959

Reggie Otero, coach, 1959-65

Rogelio Alvarez, IF, 1960, ‘62

Joe Azcue, C, 1960

Leo Cardenas, IF, 1960-68

Tony Gonzalez, OF, 1960

Cookie Rojas, IF, 1962

Tony Perez, IF, 1964-76, ‘84-86

Chico Ruiz, IF, 1964-69

Mike de la Hoz, IF, 1969

Camilo Pasqual, P, 1969

Pedro Ramos, P, 1969

Tony Menendez, P, 1992

Jose Cardenal, coach, 1993, 2002-03

Osvaldo Fernandez, P, 2000-01

Aroldis Chapman, P, 2010-15

Yonder Alonso, 1B, 2010-11

Brayan Peña, C, 2014-15

Raisel Iglesias, P, 2015-16

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