Talented shortstop José Manuel Oramas leaves Cuba and will try to sign professionally

Oramas has an elite defense at 21 years old.

José Manuel Oramas © José Manuel Oramas/Facebook
José Manuel Oramas Photo © José Manuel Oramas/Facebook

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Shortstop José Manuel Oramas left Cuba in recent days and will try to sign with a Major League franchise, according to a source.CyberCuba.

Oramas, 21 years old, and with a recognized career in Cienfuegos baseball, is a shortstop considered an elite defensive player, in addition to possessing speed, a great physique and timely contact hitting.

The elegant Oramas measures 6.2 (1.87) and has the attributes to launch into the complicated task of finding a life in professional baseball.

He partnered around second place with César Prieto in three U-23 championships for the Elefantes de Cienfuegos. In his first two tournaments he finished as the All-Star shortstop of the tournament, excelling both defensively and offensively (always more than 25 RBIs).

In the first of these championships Oramas was not called to the Cuban U-23 preselection, in the next one he was not lucky either because there was no tournament abroad.

Oramas did not have many opportunities in short stops within the National Series with the Elefantes de Cienfuegos. Now, in a new stage of his career far from his family in the Dominican Republic, he will try to fulfill his dream of becoming a professional baseball player.

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Francys Romero

Writer, reporter and sports journalist for CiberCuba. Member of the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA). Author of "The dream and reality. Stories of the emigration of Cuban baseball (1960-2018)." He has been cited by ESPN Magazine, New York Times, Washington Post, among others.

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