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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.

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