Tigers prospect could be the next Cuban star

Roberto Campos saw fellow Cuban José Abreu’s emotional reaction last week when the White Sox slugger was named the American League MVP. It was a big announcement for Campos, too; the Tigers prospect had grown up in Cuba admiring Abreu as he became a star in Chicago. “One of these

Roberto Campos saw fellow Cuban José Abreu’s emotional reaction last week when the White Sox slugger was named the American League MVP. It was a big announcement for Campos, too; the Tigers prospect had grown up in Cuba admiring Abreu as he became a star in Chicago.

“One of these days, I would like to be in the same spot,” Campos said through translator Carlos Guillen on a Thursday afternoon video conference with reporters.

In a few years, Campos could well end up being a division rival of Abreu and fellow Cuban star Luis Robert, whose outfield technique Campos has studied on video. But before that can happen, he has to play games in the Tigers’ farm system first. That has been a bigger challenge than initially thought.

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The Tigers signed Campos for a franchise record $2.85 million bonus during the international signing period in July 2019. The slugging outfielder was a mystery signing at the time, since he had not been seen in organized games in a few years while training with Alex Sanchez in the Dominican Republic. His last game…

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