2019 Can-Am League | Cuba announces its participation in the 2019 Can-Am League

Ray Otero

By Ray Otero | BaseballdeCuba Founder | @baseballdecuba

Jun 11, 2019

On Monday, the Cuban Baseball Federation officially announced the Cuban National Team that will participate in the 2019 Can-Am League.

On January this year, Can-Am League officials attended meetings in Havana, Cuba, to finalize the agreement with the Cuban National Team. 2019 marks the third time - previously in 2016 & 2017 - the Cuban National Team will play in the Can-Am League’s highly popular baseball showcase. 

The Cuban National Team will play a total of 15 games, from June 14-30. The games will help Cuba in its preparation for the 2019 Pan American Games in Peru.

The Cuban National Team has mixed success against the Can-Am League with an overall record of 16-25. In 2017, Cuba went 5-16 against league opponents. While the Quebec Capitales and the New Jersey Jackals went 4-0 against Cuba’s national squad, the Trois-Rivieres Aigles were less fortunate with a 1-4 record. Yet, Cuba went 11-9 during their first visit for the league’s global showcase. The Capitales were the most successful against Cuba as they posted a 4-1 record. However, Cuba’s National Team swept the Rockland Boulders and Sussex County Miners in three-game sets.

Established in 1936 and running through 1951, the Can-Am League was re-formed in 2005 and is now the premiere independent baseball league in the Northeastern United States and Canada. The league has teams in Little Falls, N.J. (New Jersey Jackals), Augusta, N.J. (Sussex County Miners), Pomona, NY (Rockland Boulders), Ottawa, Ontario (Ottawa Champions), Quebec City, Quebec (Quebec Capitales) and Trois-Rivieres, Quebec (Trois-Rivieres Aigles).

The Cuban National Team for this year Can-Am League participation is as follow.

Pitchers
Wilson Paredes
Frank L. Medina
Pablo L. Guillén
Pedro Álvarez
Yariel Rodríguez
Misael Villa
Yosimar Cousín
Lázaro Blanco
Freddy A. Álvarez
Rafael Sánchez
Norge C. Vera
Yudiel Rodríguez
Roberto Hernández
 
Catchers
Frank C. Morejón
Yosvany Alarcón
Yunior Ibarra
Alfredo Fadraga
 
Infielders
Yordanis Samón
Carlos benítez
Raúl González
Jorge E. Alomá
César Prieto
Orlando Acebey
Andrés Hernández
 
Outfielders
Yoelkis Guibert
Yuniesky Larduet
Yoelkis Céspedes
Frederich Cepeda
 
Manager
Rey Vicente Anglada

Below also find the 2019 Can-Am calendar for the Cuban National Team.

Date Rivals Time (*)
Friday, June 14 Cuba at Ottawa, 7:05 7:05 PM
Saturday, June 15 Cuba at Ottawa, 7:05 7:05 PM
Sunday, June 16 Cuba at Ottawa, 1:35 1:35 PM
Monday, June 17 No games  
Tuesday, June 18 Cuba at Québec, 7:05 7:05 PM
Wednesday, June 19 Cuba at Québec, 7:05 7:05 PM
Thursday, June 20 Cuba at Québec, 7:05 7:05 PM
Friday, June 21 Cuba at Trois-Rivičres, 7:05 7:05 PM
Saturday, June 22 Cuba at Trois-Rivičres, 2:05 2:05 PM
Sunday, June 23 Cuba at Trois-Rivičres, 2:05 2:05 PM
Monday, June 24 No games  
Tuesday, June 25 Cuba at Rockland, 7:00 7:00 PM
Wednesday, June 26 Cuba at Rockland, 7:00 7:00 PM
Thursday, June 27 Cuba at Rockland, 7:00 7:00 PM
Friday, June 28 Cuba at New Jersey, 7:05 7:05 PM
Saturday, June 29 Cuba at New Jersey, 6:05 6:05 PM
Sunday, June 30 Cuba at New Jersey, 2:05 2:05 PM
     
(*) All Times are Eastern Time (ET)    

Content form the Can-Am League official website was used to elaborate this article.

 

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