Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Team Cuba for the 2013 World Baseball Challenge in Canada


The World Baseball Challenge will be played from July 13 to 23 at Prince George, British Colombia, Canada.

Cuba, Japan, Chinese Taipei, USA, Bahamas and Canada will play in the tournament.

Cuban baseball website Zona de Strike has published the following:

Team Cuba will be headed by Vladimir García Escalante, Yander Guevara La O and Raúl González Isidoria, who were part of Cuba's team to the World Baseball Classic III in 2013. Yoelvis Fiss Morales and Isaac Martínez Dorta will also be part of the team.

Catchers: Osvaldo Vázquez Torres and Lisdey Díaz González.

Infielders: Raúl González Isidoria (3B) Jozzen Cuesta Padrón (1B), Mario Vega Rodríguez (2B) and Yorbis Borroto Jáuregui (SS),  in addition to Jenny Reyes Lorenzo, Daykel Leiva Escobar, José García Arrieta, Humberto Morales González and Rubén Valdés Expósito.

Outfielders: Yoelvis Fiss Morales, Isaac Martínez Dorta, Abdel Civil González and Ricardo Bordón Casola.

Pitchers: García Escalante, Guevara La O, José Barroso Pablo, Dachel Duquesne Cantero, Yadir Rabi González, Lázaro Santana Vázquez, Osmar Carrero Valdés and lefty Mario Luis Neyra Rodríguez.

Manager: Roger Machado Morales. This is his third trip to World Baseball Challenge.

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