Baseball: Cuba's team for IV Caribbean Cup is already in place

Baseball: Cuba's team for IV Caribbean Cup is already in place
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29 November 2022
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Havana, November 29 (RHC)-- With five of their members, the Ganaderos and Cafetaleros teams, which participate in the current 1st Elite League of Cuban Baseball, are the most representative in the roster of 24 players announced by Cuba to participate in the 4th Caribbean Baseball Cup in Bahamas 2022.

Behind these teams are Agricultores and Centrales (4), while Tabacaleros and Portuarios included three of their players in the roster that will be led by Cuban mentor Armando Jhonson.

The list includes three catchers, six infielders, five outfielders and 10 pitchers, young players of interest for next year's international commitments, including the V ALBA Games, the Centrocaribes of San Salvador 2023 and the Pan American Games of Santiago 2023.

The Caribbean competition will offer quotas for San Salvador 2023, but Cuba has already secured a ticket and will attend in order to give it prestige and get a chance to showcase itself. In order to qualify, Puerto Rico, Haiti, the Virgin Islands and the hosts will compete.

The third edition of this fair was dedicated to Higinio Vélez, who passed away due to COVID-19 in 2021. Cuba lost in the final to Curaçao by a score of four runs to three.

The team was made up of catchers Yunior Ibarra (GAN), Iván Prieto (AGR) and Richel López (CEN), as well as infielders Guillermo Avilés (AGR), Santiago Torres (CAF), Rangel Ramos (POR), Luis Vicente Mateo (CEN), Cristian Rodríguez (CEN) and Rodoleisis Moreno (GAN).

The outfielders will be Leonardo Argüelles (TAB), Héctor Labrada (GAN), Yoelkis Guibert (CAF), Yasiel González (CAF) and Alexquemer Sánchez (AGR), while the pitchers will be Ariel Zerquera (GAN), José R. Rodríguez (GAN), Alexander Valiente (CAF), Yunier Castillo (AGR), Pavel Hernández (POR), Andy Vargas (POR), Javier Mirabal (CEN), Franklin Quintana (TAB), Leodán Reyes (TAB) and Yeudis Reyes (CAF).

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