In the not-too-distant future, the Dodgers could field a lineup with Cuban-born players at catcher, second base, third base and right field.
Cuban players such as Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig, Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman and Chicago White Sox slugger Jose Abreu have quickly become stars in the major leagues, and now a thaw in relations between the governments of Cuba and the United States could turn the trickle of talent from the baseball-crazed Caribbean island into a steady stream.
The stakes are high. The risks are great. The rewards could tilt baseball's balance of power.
In February, the Boston Red Sox signed Cuban infielder Yoan Moncada, a teenager,...