HAVANA TIMES — The eight baseball teams to complete in the second half of the Cuban Baseball League 2013-2014 will begin play on January 14. On Thursday, a draft was held where each team was allowed to pick five players from the eight squads that didn’t qualify to continue.
Here are the players picked up by each team:
Industriales: Noelvis Entenza, Vicyohandri Odelín, Leorisbel Sánchez, Alexander Rodríguez and Elián Leyva.
Matanzas: Yoelkis Cruz, Carlos Juan Viera, Lázaro Blanco, Eriel Sánchez and Mario Batista.
Villa Clara: Ismel Jiménez, Alain Tamayo, Yorbis Borroto, Rudelis García and William Luis.
Pinar del Rio: Vladimir García, Giorvis Duvergel, Dennis Laza, Yormani Socarrás and Roel Santos.
Holguin: Norge Luis Ruiz, Yordanis Samón, Leinier Rodríguez, Danel Castro and Guillermo Avilés.
Isla de la Juventud: Ariel Miranda, Yudiel Rodríguez, Frank Navarro, Yoelvis Fiss and Marino Luis
Artemisa: Frederich Cepeda, Yosvani Alarcón, Jorge A. Johnson, Alexander Ayala and Dachel Duquesne.
Santiago de Cuba: Alfredo Despaigne, Yander Guevara, Alberto Soto, Yadir Rabí and Yunier Mendoza.
The second stage of the season begins on January 14th with the following series: Santiago de Cuba at Pinar del Rio; Matanzas at Artemisa; Isla de la Juventud at Villa Clara and Industriales at Holguin.