Don’t buy your plane tickets to Havana just yet, but the Red Sox are thinking about playing in Cuba.
According to a report by ESPN’s Buster Olney, the Red Sox “have explored the possibility of playing an exhibition game in Cuba this spring.”
Currently, there are no plans to play a game, nor is there is expected to be according to the report which states that longtime Red Sox fan and Secretary of State John Kerry has been involved in the conversations.
Another source told Olney that the Sox brass is sensitive to making sure all parties — Major League Baseball, the players’ association and respective governments, among others — are fully vetted and that the timing for a game works for all.
According to the report, this spring would be too soon for the Red Sox to make a game work.
The Baltimore Orioles, who hosted the national team from Cuba at Camden Yards and played against the Cuban national team in Cuba 15 years ago, are reportedly interested in participating in an exhibition in Cuba this spring.