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Archer gives fan thrill of lifetime in Cuba

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HAVANA -- Playing catch has no borders.

Rays pitcher Chris Archer gave a young fan the thrill of a lifetime with an impromptu game of catch during the Rays' workout at Estadio Latinoamericano.

HAVANA -- Playing catch has no borders.

Rays pitcher Chris Archer gave a young fan the thrill of a lifetime with an impromptu game of catch during the Rays' workout at Estadio Latinoamericano.

Wearing a T-shirt and jeans, Archer played catch with Diego Lopez, 9, in foul territory near first base. Lopez was clad in a Rays shirt and Phillies hat. It was shades of the 2008 World Series, but in Havana.

Tweet from @MLB: .@ChrisArcher22 made a young fan's day with a game of catch. #MLBinCuba pic.twitter.com/b1mDFMqGpR

While Archer made a new friend, Rays players were mobbed on the field. James Loney posed for photos. Matt Moore signed autographs, and Cuban native Dayron Varona held a small news conference just off first base.

Arturo Pardavila III is the senior director of social media content at MLB.com.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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