HAVANA TIMES — Six new players have been included on the shortlist of the Cuban baseball squad for the Third World Baseball Classic (WBC III), to be held in several countries from March 2 to 19, reported the Prensa Latina news agency.

Added to the list were pitcher Yadier Pedroso, slugger Yosvani Peraza, rookie pitchers Yasmani Hernandez Romero (southpaw) and Juan Carlos Viera, and outfielders Yasmani Tomas and Stayler Hernandez.

Team manager Victor Mesa said there could be three to five changes from the initial squad announced on January 16. The team shortlist now consists of 36 players.


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