MEXICO IS READY FOR GAMES IN JAPAN!
Danny Espinosa, Ramiro Peña, Manny Rodríguez and Luis Felipe Juárez, are some of the 28 players for the two games in March in the Far East
By Fernando Ballesteros
The Mexican Baseball League has already prepared 28 players for the two exhibition games against Japan to be held in March 9 and 10 at the Kyocera Dome in an Asian country.
Puro Beisbol had access to the list of players, including shortstop Danny Espinosa and pitchers Sergio Romo and Fernando Salas, who are still in free agents in the Major Leagues.
Japan will play with their national team and asked the LMB to assemble the best possible team because both games will serve as preparation for the Japanese team for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
The last time they held exhibition matches between Mexico and Japan was in November 2016, when they divided wins in two games.
The selection contemplated by Mexico for next March, is as follows:
CATCHERS: Sebastián Valle and Xorge Carrillo.
INFIELDERS: Luis Alfonso Cruz, Ramiro Peña, Danny Espinosa, Manny Rodriguez, Agustín Murillo, Luis Felipe Juárez and Fernando Pérez.
OUTFIELDERS: Leo Heras, Ricky Rodriguez, José Juan Aguilar, Roberto López and Víctor Mendoza.
PITCHERS: José Samayoa, Arnold León, Jorge Reyes, Danny Rodriguez, Orlando Lara, Manny Barreda, Jake Sánchez, Andrés Ávila, Fernando Salas, Sergio Romo, Luis Alonso Mendoza, Rafael Martín, Aldo Montes and Jaime Lugo.
*The pitchers Fabián Cota and Esteban Haro appear as substitutes in case they’re needed