Yariel Rodriguez will be Cuba’s first Baseball Classic starter.

Right-hander Jariel Rodriguez will be Cuba’s starting pitcher against the Netherlands on the opening day of the Group A V World Baseball Classic, team officials announced today.

In an interview with digital newspaper Jit, the pitcher noted that he feels able to take on the challenge, ready and willing to go up the hill on the 8th at the Intercontinental Stadium in that city. He Camagüey Rodriguez threw balls at a speed of 99 miles in the Cuban team’s preparation game against the Taiwan League’s Wei Chuan Dragons.

Star pitcher Dragones de Chunichi declared the process of adapting to the mission he is focused on complete and highlighted the high level of motivation prevailing in the group, PL points out. Cuban throw management also announced that right-hander Ronald Bolanos will open this Sunday against Monos de Rakuten in the penultimate bout of his blank. A member of the Kansas City Royals’ US Major League franchise joined on Friday night but asked to make his debut.

Source: Juventud Rebelde


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