Caribbean Baseball Series Begins with Cuba-Mexico

HAVANA TIMES – Cuba plays its first game in the 2015 Caribbean Series this afternoon in San Juan Puerto Rico.  The series involves the league champions from Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Mexico and the Dominican  Republic.

Cuba, represented by Villa Clara, returned as a guest to the series last year after a half century absence and finished last with a 1-3 record.

The teams are allowed to reinforce their squads with other players in their leagues and this year Cuba has 16 players from around the league plus 12 from last seasons champs, Pinar del Rio, the team representing the island.  Mexico is represented by the Tomateros de Culiacan.

Freddy Asiel Alvarez is the starting pitcher for Cuba y Anthony Vasquez para México.

To watch the game live: http://www.cubaportal.org/paginas/cubavision.aspx

Editors Note: Cuba lost its opening game to Mexico by a score of 2-1.  The Cubans next game is on Wednesday against host Puerto Rico at 6:30 EST.

Havana Times.org, February 2, 2015

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