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Thursday, May 16, 2019

Cuba to hold baseball friendly matches in Mexico

Havana, May 16.- Four players who didn´t attend the training sessions carried out in the Mexican altitude were included in the team announced by the Cuban baseball authorities for friendly matches to be held in that country.

Outfielder Ariel Sanchez and pitchers Yadian Martinez, Misael Villa and Rafael Sanchez make the difference in the roster that travels on May 25th to San Luis Potosí, where they will face teams of the Mexican League.

The series of five games will begin one day after the arrival and is added to the preparation of the Caribbean island for the Lima 2019 Pan Am Games to take place from July 26 to August 11.

Roster of the Cuban baseball squad:

Catchers (3): Frank Camilo Morejon, Alfredo Fadraga and Yunior Ibarra.

Infielders (8): Yordanis Samon, Carlos Benitez, Raul Gonzalez, Jorge Alomá, Cesar Prieto, Orlando Acebey, Andres Hernandez and Yurien Vizcaino.

Outfielders (5): Yoelkis Guibert, Yuniesky Larduet, Sergio Barthelemi, Yoelkis Cespedes and Ariel Sanchez.

Pitchers: Wilson Paredes, Frank Luis Medina, Pablo Luis Guillen, Pedro Alvarez, Dariel Gongora (L), Yariel Rodriguez, Yadian Martinez, Yosimar Cousin, Misael Villa (L), Andy Rodriguez, Rafael Sanchez and Norge Carlos Vera. (acn)