Los Angeles Angels Yunel Escobar become a U.S. citizen. Yunel is a positive example to youth everywhere that we all have dreams and should work towards them the same. Congratulations from IFLA!
— Ana Santiago (@uscismediamiami) March 10, 2017
Yunel Escobar, who escaped his native Cuba in 2004, will become a United States citizen in a special ceremony on Friday in Miami. Escobar, a third baseman for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, left training camp in Arizona to travel to Florida for the test and ceremony.