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  • 11 / 11 / 2014

The Cuban pitcher Hector Mendoza positively evaluated his experience in the Japanese Baseball League. Mendoza, 19, is one of those selected to serve on the Cuba baseball team that will participate in the XXII Central American and Caribbean Games, Veracruz-2014.

“I have learned and gained experience. I think I'm done. Now I have to prove, although I need to know secrets of Japanese pitching”, Mendoza said after returning to the island.

Mendoza, played in the second division team Yomiuri Giants, where played his countryman, Frederich Cepeda, but the first team.

There also showed qualities, through an agreement with the Cuban Federation, outfielder Alfredo Despaigne with the Chiba Lotte Marines, and Yulieski Gourriel, the Yokohama DeNA BayStars.

“Like all Cubans who were hired on this occasion I had to overcome the language barrier, adapting to the Asian idiosyncrasies and learn to train hard and strong”, he said.

“I try to learn as much as I saw, because they have very good training system for pitchers. They focus on what they do and know the ball.”

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