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Cuba Paret Returns as Shortstop
Eduardo Paret returned to the field during the weekend, and has now participated in six matches leading the Villa Clara team.

The veteran player has six hits with 20 turns at bat, and an average of 300. Aledmys Diaz, a promising player, had effectively replaced him for several weeks in the shortstop position.

Now, for bit of good news, the player raised his batting average. Therefore, mentor Eduardo Martin looked to place him in the lineup as second base defender. With 27 hits in 89 official turns at bat, Aledmys has a .303 batting average.

Lazo on the injured list

Pedro Luis Lazo suffered from slight abdomen problems, and remains in Pinar del Rio. While pitching against the Metropolitanos´ team, he had to leave the game in the third inning when he suffered a sudden pain. His team was winning 4-0.

Shortstop David Castillo is also in the West. In a conversation with the technical supervisor of Pinar del Rio, Julio Alberto Candelaria acknowledged that Castillo got hit by the ball while batting against left-hander Yosvany Fonseca from Matanzas on December 23.

Lazo and Castillo should return to the field on January 11 when their team visits Villa Clara before embarking on a trip to Santiago de Cuba.

(Juventud Rebelde)

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