Cuba is the latest team to announce its roster for the upcoming Premier 12 in Taiwan and Japan. Directed by manager Victor Mesa Cuba is going to face the Netherlands, Italy, Puerto Rico, Chinese Taipei and Canada in Group A during the first round. Prior to the inaugural edition of the tournament for the top 12 teams in the Men’s Baseball World Ranking Cuba will face Korea in a pair of warm-up matches. Three Gourriels are on the team, as well as Alfredo Despaigne and Italian Baseball League pitcher Norberto Gonzalez.
Catcher: Osvaldo Vázquez, Yosvani Alarcón, Frank Camilo Morejón
Infielders: Yasiel Santoya, Alexander Malleta, Yorbis Borroto, Yordan Manduley, Yurisbel Gracial, Yulieski Gourriel, Rudy Reyes
Outfielders: Alfredo Despaigne, Julio Pablo Martínez, Stayler Hernández, Lourdes Yunieski Gourriel, Yunieski Gourriel
Pitchers: Yosvani Torres, Yoanni Yera, Danny Betancourt, Freddy Asiel Álvarez, Frank Monthiet, Alberto Bicet, Yoalkis Cruz, Jonder Martínez, Norberto González, Liván Moinello, Yunier Cano, José Ángel García, Héctor Manuel Mendoza