"The MLB deal with Cuba solved a horrible human trafficking problem", Williams said as quoted by NBC News. "By breaking that deal, the White House now owns this and exposes Cuban players to human rights abuses".
Earlier in the day, a senior US official told reporters that the Trump administration has decided to reverse the Obama-era deal, media reported.
Earlier on Monday, US Senator Marco Rubio mentioned in a statement via Twitter that the Cuban government does not allow Cuban baseball players to travel freely. The only way a Cuban baseball player can play professionally in the MLB is to escape the country, he added.
In December, the US Major League Baseball (MLB) association in a statement said it signed an agreement with the Cuban Baseball Federation (FCB) to allow Cuban nationals a legal path for signing with US professional clubs in order to end the dangerous practice of human trafficking. The deal in effect would allow Cuban players to circumvent the US economic embargo on Havana.
Engage Cuba is a national coalition of private companies and organizations dedicated to advancing legislation to lift the US economic embargo on Havana that was imposed some 55 years ago.