Two Guantanamo pitchers, Dalier Hinojosa Hernandez and Alexander Rodriguez, playing for the Indians, are included in the pre selection of 56 baseball players, which began training today at the Havana´s Latin American Stadium for several tournaments to be held in Europe and Asia from October 20.
The group starts preparation under the command of coach Victor Mesa, who led Matanzas, one of the worst teams in Cuban baseball to the play off during the last series and gave the national team the gold medal lost by the island for 14 years at the Netherlands Haarlem Week.
The list includes the following catchers: veteran Ariel Pestano Valdés, Frank Camilo Morejón Reyes, Yulexis La Rosa Águila, Yosvany Alarcón Tardío, Yosvany Peraza Marín and Yenier Bello Veloso.
The infielders are José Dariel Abreu Correa the average leader for two championships, Yordanis Samón Matamoros, Alexander Malleta Kerr, Juan C. Torriente Núñez, Andy Sarduy Escobar, José Miguel Fernández Díaz, Dayán García Ortega, Raúl González Isidoria, Erisbel Arruebarruena Escalante, Roberto Carlos Ramírez, Yordan Manduley Escalona, Luis Yander La O Camacho and Yulieski Gourriel Castillo, son of the legendary Lourdes Gourriel, Maikel Castellanos Brack, Yurisbel Gracial García, Michel Enríquez Tamayo, Donald Duarte Hernández and Rudith Reyes Erice.
The Cuban best slugger Alfredo Despaigne Rodríguez, heads the list of outfielders followed by the star Frederich Cepeda Cruz, Rusney Castillo Peraza, Guillermo Heredia Molina, Alexei Bell Quintero, William Luis Campillo, Yasmany Tomas Bacallao, Ariel Sánchez Sánchez and Edilse Silva La O.
The mound is completed by Yadier Pedroso González, Odrisamer Despaigne Orué, Freddy A. Álvarez Sáez, Ismel Jiménez Santiago, Vladimir García Escalante, Norberto González Miranda, Pablo Millán Fernández Rojas, Darién Núñez Arias, Leandro Martínez Figueredo, and other 13 pitchers who stood out during the last baseball championship.
This group of athletes is also the pre selection of Cuba´s team for the 3rd World Baseball Classic to be scheduled for March 2013.