By Jose Alejandro Rodriguez Zas
In the morning hours of today, October 19, the National Baseball Committee (CNB) has officially announced a series of changes to baseball pre-selection preparing to incorporate the Cuban team into the 2021 Cali Valley Junior U.S. Games, which will take place from November 25 to December 5, as announced On a note from Jet.
The above publication specifies that, from Announced the initial group In the early days of October, with a total of 27 players, player Darlene Luis Jimenez (GRA) and defensive player Cristian de Jesus Lopez (HAB) withdrew from the team, as both did not appear in the focus called.
In the case of Christian, like We reported yesterdayAnd He has fled the country to the Dominican Republic and is already there in search of a future in professional baseball, while with Darlene he suspects something similar to the cases of Josimar Cousin or the Junior Tour, since the young man from Granma. Causing an unexpected drop in payroll to the U-23 World CupJust hours before he left for Mexico.
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Continuing on Jet’s note, the site reported that five other players joined the pre-selection: catcher Pedro Pablo Revilla (GTM), player Carlos Rafael Rodriguez (LTU), defenders Alejandro Javier Escobar (SSB) and Roberto Alvarez (MTZ). , in addition to the left. Deeron enamel jug (GTM).
In this way, the group was made up of a total of 30 young Cuban forwards in baseball, and from there the team would leave for the 2021 Cali Valley Pan-American competition, divided into 4 receivers, 8 players, 5 outdoors and a total. 13 jugs.
Overall, 12 of the 16 teams in the National Baseball Series were represented in the group. Villa Clara is the group with the most players in the pre-selection with five, followed by Pinar del Rio and Mayapic with four, Cienfuegos and Matanzas with three, Las Tunas, Sancti Spiritos, Granma and Guantánamo with two, while Indestalez (Havana) and Ciego de Avila and Santiago Only one Cuba. The provinces of Isla de la Juventud, Holguín, Camagüey and Artemisa all disappeared.
Additionally, within the Group of 30, seven of the 12 players who returned to Cuba from the U-23 World Cup were called up, cases receiver Andre Perez (MTZ), defensive player and player Guillermo Garcia (GRA) and bowlers Nikel Cruz (MTZ). ), Kelpes Rodriguez (GRA), Jose Eduardo Santos (SSP), Frank Abel Alvarez (PRI) and Marlon Vega (MAY). The other five do not meet the age requirements for the Pan American Contest.
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Without further ado, I leave you here for the initial selection which draws, once again, the controversial and questionable. Ariel Sanchez, who has been in the news in recent months, perhaps, much more than he has in his entire sports career with Sancti Spíritus and Team Cuba.
Receiver (4): Andry Pérez (MTZ), Jorge Yoan Rojas (PRI), Ariel Pestano Jr. (VCL) and Pedro Pablo Revilla (GTM).
Interferors (8): Guillermo García (GRA), Tony Guerra (PRI), Javier Carabeo (MAY), Adrián Rivera (CFG), Juan Carlos López (VCL), Raidel Pedraza (VCL), Cristian Rodríguez (VCL), Carlos Rafael Rodríguez (LTU) )) ).
Gardeners (5): Roider Martínez (PRI), Ottoniel González (VCL), Dailer Peña Torres (LTU), Alejandro Javier Escobar (SSP) and Roberto Alvarez (MTZ).
Launchers (13): Naikel Cruz (MTZ), Kelbis Rodríguez (GRA), José Eduardo Santos (SSP), Frank Abel Álvarez (PRI), Marlon Vega (MAY), Yandi Molina (HAB), Yosvany Ávalos (CAV), Luis ngel Fonseca (SCU) , Luis Alejandro Serpa (CFG), Alex Daniel Perez (CFG), Maylon Cruz (May), Alejancer Alvarez (May) and Dayron Mina (GTM).
It is noteworthy that hackers Guillermo García (GRA), Javier Carabeo (MAY), and Raidel Pedraza (VCL) can also play on the court.
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