55 NS: José Adolis García wins NS MVP after great year

Tiger’s outfielder José Adolis García had a phenomenal 2015-16 season, and he was rewarded for his hard work by winning the Cuban National Series Most Valuable Player Award.

José Adolis became the first player in franchise history to win the NS MVP Award. 

At 23 the Ciego’s outfielder was huge for his team, and his numbers consolidated his position as one of the youngest prospect in Cuban baseball. Despite not having great protection in the lineup, José Adolis hit .315 and led the NS in RBIs (71).

NPB: José Adolis García Signs Contract with Yomiuri Giants

Jose Adolis Garcia becomes the second Cuban player to sign a contract to play for the Yomiuri Giants. Relief pitcher Hector Mendoza is the first. Mendoza has yet to pitch for the major league team, but he has made 10 appearances for the Giants minor league equivalent, picking up two saves with a 1.64 ERA. The Giants would like to see him improve his control before they promote him as he has walked six hitters in just 11 innings.

2016 Cuban Finals: Ciego de Avila Tigers won the 2015-2016 Cuban Season

After rain forced the cancellation of game six on Saturday the two teams played a double header today to determine the Cuban champion. 

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Ciego had won the first three but Pinar went on to win game six 7-3 to even the series at 3-3.

Pinar took it to a game seven by erupting for five runs in the first inning in game number six. 

Yosvani Alarcon hit a two run single and Yordanis Alarcon clubbed a three run homerun to give Pinar an early 5-0 lead. 

2016 Cuban Finals: Pinar Stays Alive for Another Day

Andy Sarduy drove in three runs on a 3 for 3 day and the Tobacco Growers were able to hold off a Ciego come back to pull out an 8-7 win. Livan Moinelo was able to strike out Ariel Borrero with the tying run on third to secure the victory. Ciego still leads the series three games to two. 

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2016 Cuban Finals: Ciego One Win from Cuban Championship

Ciego jumped out to a 6-0 lead and then held on as Pinar roared back, falling a run short in the 6-5 win by the Tigres. Yunier Cano, pitching on one day of rest after throwing five innings of relief the previous day gave up four hits but only one unearned run to preserve the victory. Dachel Duquesne got the start and the win for Ciego.

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