2018 Caribbean Series

2018 Caribbean Series: Dominican Republic eliminates Cuba in Semifinals

Dominican Republic beat Cuba 7-4 on Wednesday night, advancing to the 2018 Caribbean Series Finals to face Puerto Rico.

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Cuba, represented by Alazanes de Granma, played a great Caribbean Series compiling a 3-1 record in the Quailifying Round, but for consecutive years falls just short of reaching the finals.

Cuba Announces Caribbean Series Roster

Cuba has announced its roster for the Caribbean Series, which begins on Feb. 2 in the city of Jalisco in Mexico. 

The team is technically Granma, the Cuban National Series champion, but it is reinforced with players from other Cuban clubs. 

The roster includes two catchers, ten infielders, four outfielders, and 11 pitchers.

The best player of the team is outfielder Alfredo Despaigne. He has been playing in Japan for the last four seasons and last year, playing for the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks, led the Pacific League in homeruns with 35.