Havana, Dec. 1.- Cuban players Freddy Asiel Álvarez and Yoelkis Guibert prepare to travel to Venezuela and Mexico, respectively, and join the rosters of Bravos de Margarita and Tomateros de Culiacán.
The pitcher Álvarez, from the Azucareros de Villa Clara, and the gardener Guibert, from the Avispas de Santiago de Cuba, have vast experience in the classics between balls and strikes on the island, in addition to not a few performances in foreign tournaments.
In a press conference organized in the Latin American stadium, in this capital, directors of the National Commission of the discipline made the news official and pointed out that only a few details remain to ensure the transfer of athletes in a context marked by Covid-19.
Thus, Baseball of the Caribbean nation increases its number of athletes hired under its management, after the agreements with pitcher Yoanni Yera and shortstop Erisbel Arruebarrena, both with Algodoneros de Guasave, in the Mexican Pacific program.
Meanwhile, in the South American territory also competing the serpentine player Noelvis Entenza, author of a zero hit zero runs in the current season, and the ranger Raico Santos, with the Tigres de Aragua.
Before the media, Commissioner Ernesto Reinoso highlighted the importance of this type of agreement, because it increases the development options of the players and, therefore, of this sport, seen as the passion of those born in Cuba.
Similarly, the pitcher Lázaro Blanco, ace in the rotation of the last Cuban teams in international events, intervenes with the Leones de León in the Nicaraguan Professional Baseball League.
All this happens after the designated Alfredo Despaigne, the versatile Yurisbel Gracial and the pitcher Liván Moinelo reached the title in the main match of Japan, with the uniform of the SoftBank Falcons.
Also in the Asian tournament were pitchers Raidel Martínez and Yariel Rodríguez, as well as receiver Ariel Martínez and coach Omar Linares, representing the Chunichi Dragons. (Text and photo: PL)