Cuba to participate for second time in Can-Am Baseball League
Cuba will participate for the second consecutive year in the Can-Am Baseball League, based in Canada, a tournament in which for the third season its clubs will face foreign teams during the regular stage.
Miles Wolff, Can-Am commissioner, announced that this year the contest will take place from June 8 to 29 and will include the six usual squads of the league plus the Cuban national team and the Yeoncheon Miracle, an independent club from South Korea.
We hope to welcome the Cuban side to Canada and the United States, and this year we will also see a South Korean team for the first time, said the executive.
The squad from the Caribbean Island will make its second raid in that event, after having last year a balance of 11 wins and 9 losses, according the digital site www.radiohc.cu.
On that occasion, the Cuban side included in its roster 13 players who are currently part of the team to attend the 4th World Baseball Classic (WBC), which starts on March 6 in Seoul, South Korea.
They are catchers Osvaldo Vázquez and Yosvani Alarcón, as well as infielders Guillermo Avilés and Jefferson Delgado.
There are also included the pitchers Miguel Lahera, Lazaro Blanco, Livan Moinelo, Yosvani Torres, Yoanni Yera, Jose Angel Garcia, Vladimir Baños, Freddy Asiel Álvarez and Vladimir Garcia. (acn)