The Industriales team that will participate in the next Cuban baseball season was made official this week in a presentation in which the objective of going after the national title was ratified.
According to the statements of Industriales’ manager, Guillermo Carmona, the preparation started on November 15, at the Santiago Changa Mederos stadium fulfilled the expected objectives, with emphasis on the pitching and catching areas, the areas that are the weakest of the team, with young players that should take the lead in the next season.
The Leones’ main pitching coach, José Elosegui, commented that they have been working hard since the beginning of the preparation, especially on the strength of the pitchers’ muscles and elasticity, which, together with the improvement of the repertoire, will allow them to maintain stability in the box.
Five rookies appear in the roster of 40 registered players. The municipalities of Centro Habana, Boyeros and Diez de Octubre are the most represented, in a group with an average age of 26 years old.
It was also reported that experienced second baseman Juan Carlos Torriente will be the team’s captain.
Reinado García Zapata, governor of Havana, also highlighted the good preparation of the team and pondered that it has the necessary tools to achieve the goal of reaching the championship final and winning the national title.
Industriales will open the official schedule as a visitor against Artemisa, on January 25.
The 61st National Series begins on January 23, in Bayamo, Granma, with the game between the locals and Matanzas, last season’s champion and runner-up, respectively.
Industriales team roster for the 61st National Baseball Series.
Oscar William Valdes Nogueira
Lazaro Humberto Ponce Oliva
Brayan Javier González Baños
Luis Pablo Alfonso Zaldívar
Yasiel Santoya Zulueta
Walter Orlando Abreu Pacheco
Juan Carlos Torriente Núñez
Wilfredo Yasel Aroche Jiménez
Jorge Enrique Alomá Herrera
Yamil Rivalta Griñán
Jorge Luis Barcelán Rodríguez
Roberto Acevedo Shelton
Yusnier Rosabal Ortiz
Sandy Williams Menocal Mesa
Andrés Hernández Díaz
Donnie Boza Delgado (N)
Yosvani Peñalver Darcourt
Alberto Calderón Montero
Yoassan Guillen Roowok
Dayron Blanco Díaz
Cristhian Hidalgo Chávez (N)
Pedro Ángel Álvarez Jiménez
Yandi Molina Barrios
Marcos Ortega de los Ríos
Pavel Hernández Bruces
Hector Miguel Ponce Frenes
Erik Cristian Gonzalez Sanchez
David Mena Justiz
Raymond Figueredo Cruz
Andy Vargas Lescaille
Carlos Manuel Cuesta Hondares
Elder Nodal Suarez
Luis Lázaro Echazábal Rodríguez (N)
Remberto Barreto Grave de Peralta
Juan Xavier Peñalver Hernández
Maykel Taylor Muñoz
Omar Riesgo López (N)
Fher Cejas Pérez (N)
Gian Moisés Palacios Martínez
Silvano Hechavarría González (N)
Guillermo Rolando Carmona Casanova (Director)
Juan Javier Gálvez Córdova (Bench Coach)
Wilber de Armas Sotomayor (Auxiliary)
Alexander Malleta Kers (Assistant)
Cecilio Javier Drake Carrera (Physical Trainer)
Jose Eugenio Elósegui Sánchez (Pitching Coach)
Lazaro Valle Martell (Pitching Coach)
Fidel Ramírez Coll (Cargabates)
Francisco Andrés Aguilar Román (Doctor)
Yasel Contreras Pérez (Physical Therapist)
Yoan Hoyos Martínez (Psychologist)
Juan Carlos Díaz Valera (Statistician)
Alexis Alarcón Cabrera (Delegate)
Ernesto Alfonso Arias (Commissioner)