Two other Cuban players left for Japan

These are the Granma hitter Guillermo García and the right-hander from Pinar del Río Frank Abel Álvarez.

Guillermo García, © Roberto Morejón.
Guillermo García, Photo © Roberto Morejón.

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Granma first baseman Guillermo García and Pinar del Río right-hander Frank Abel Álvarez left the day before for Japan to join the development levels of the Chunichi Dragons.

With one-year contracts, the young players will try to convince the club's board of directors to promote them to the first team, where his compatriots Ariel Martinez, Yariel Rodriguez, Raidel Martinez and Dayan Viciedo are already performing, the only one that is not represented by the Cuban Federation.

Incidentally, the legendary Omar Linares has been the coach of the Dragons for several years, so that the two-time champions of Japan have become the Cuban showcase of the East.

In the case of Álvarez, he is a pitcher with straight lines longer than 94 miles and an appreciable slider, but with obvious control problems. Meanwhile, García is a left-handed hitter capable of producing for all wings, although it is expected to increase its harvest in terms of feature length films.

The championship of the land of the Rising Sun will start on March 25, and There will be three more Cubans in the ranks of the Softbank Falcons: pitcher Liván Moinelo and sluggers Alfredo Despaigne and Yurisbel Gracial.

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