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2013 World Baseball Classic

Cuba

Cuba

IBAF WORLD RANK: 1

The Cuban National Baseball Team has won 25 Gold Medals in 29 IBAF Baseball World Cup appearances, finishing second in four others including the previous three in 2011, 2009, and 2007. In their 2009 World Baseball Classic appearance, Cuba was eliminated by Japan in Round Two of the tournament, the lowest finish ever in international competition for Cuba. In the 2006 World Baseball Classic, Cuba lost to Japan in the Championship Game. There are currently 18 Cuban players in the Major Leagues including Cincinnati Reds pitcher Aroldis Chapman and outfielder Yoenis Cespedes of the Oakland Athletics.

Cuba Roster
Name # B/T Height Weight Birth Date
Pitchers
Freddy Alvarez 15 R-R 5'11" 216 Apr 29, 1989
Vladimir Banos 59 R-R 6'0" 196 Jan 17, 1983
Danny Betancourt 53 R-R 5'11" 187 May 27, 1981
Yunier Cano 29 R-R 6'0" 176 Mar 9, 1994
Jose An. Garcia 99 R-R 6'2" 187 Feb 23, 1981
Miguel Lahera 95 R-R 6'3" 254 Jan 24, 1985
Jonder Martinez 27 R-R 5'11" 185 Jun 22, 1978
Livan Moinelo 89 L-L 5'7" 139 Dec 8, 1995
Alexander Rodriguez 63 R-R 6'0" 243 Dec 26, 1982
Yosvani Torres 56 R-R 6'3" 236 Jun 14, 1980
Yoanni Yera L-L 5'7" 165 Oct 18, 1989
Catchers
Yosvani Alarcon 11 R-R 6'1" 209 Oct 15, 1984
Frank Morejon 45 R-R 5'7" 198 Jan 24, 1986
Osvaldo Vazquez 31 R-R 5'7" 230 May 20, 1990
Infielders
Guillermo Aviles 21 L-L 6'1" 165
Yorbis Borroto 35 R-R 5'8" 197 Feb 6, 1985
Yurisbel Gracial 47 R-R 6'1" 194 Oct 14, 1985
Alexander Malleta 55 L-L 6'1" 220 Feb 22, 1977
Yordan Manduley 42 R-R 5'7" 172 Feb 9, 1986
Yunior Paumier 10 R-R 6'1" 194 Jan 1, 1987
Rudy Reyes 50 R-R 6'2" 189 Nov 5, 1979
William Saavedra 82 R-R 6'0" 224 Oct 23, 1981
Yordanis Samon 8 R-R 6'2" 223 Oct 19, 1981
Andy Sarduy R-R 5'10" 194 Jan 28, 1983
Juan Torriente 13 R-R 5'10" 170
Outfielders
Jose Ad. Garcia 84 R-R 6'1" 167 Feb 3, 1993
Stayler Hernandez L-L 6'1" 207 Jul 17, 1982
Denis Laza 74 R-R 5'10" 165
Roel Santos 1 L-L 5'6" 172 Dec 22, 1995
Yoandris Urgelles L-L 6'2" 195 Jul 28, 1981
Cuba Coaching Staff
Name # Role
Coaches
Victor Mesa Manager
Rogelio Garcia Pitching Coach
Raciel Sanchez Pitching Coach
Javier Mendez Bench Coach
Jorge Gallardo Assistant Coach
Roger Machado Assistant Coach
Mario Vega Assistant Coach
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