Will Trump’s State Dept handle Baseball Visa’s in time?

Given how inept the Trump admin has been so far, one has to wonder if the new state department is up to the task of getting all the foreign baseball players their visa’s on time for the players to report to spring training.

Just a quick peruse of baseball fantasy sites one can see a plethora of these type of notes:

Jose Miguel Fernandez    2B   Los Angeles Dodgers
The Dodgers are hopeful that Fernandez will have his visa issues resolved in time to report to major league spring training with the rest of the position players, Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register reports.

Fantasy Analysis

It sounds like Fernandez could be delayed a bit as he works through some visa issues, but he will eventually be in camp with the big-league squad. Fernandez, once considered a top player in Cuba, signed a minor league contract with the Dodgers in January. He has not played competitively since 2014 outside of 18 games in the Dominican Winter League last year, and with the return of Justin Turner and the acquisition of Logan Forsythe, Fernandez appears likely to begin the season at Double- or Triple-A.

In a few weeks we will know if the normal Visa problems that happen every spring has been magnified, or if it simply business as usual.

Should also be fun to see how the WBC is handled.


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