The roster of the Cuban national team for the 2013 World Port Tournament in Rotterdam, Netherlands got revealed this weekend. 14 of the 24 players also were in the 2013 World Baseball Classic, including catcher Eriel Sanchez, first baseman Jose Abreu, third baseman Yulieski Gourriel, shortstop Barbaro Arruebarruena and exciting outfielder Yasmani Tomas. However a couple of the biggest stars won’t be coming to Europe, as Alfredo Despaigne, Frederich Cepeda, Vladimir Garcia and Freddy Alvarez are missing on the roster. The squad is led by manager Yovani Aragon. WBC manager Victor Mesa will be serving as head of the delegation. The 2013 WPT will be played between June 30 and July 7 at Familie Stadium in Rotterdam.
Pitchers: Ismel Jimenez, Wilber Perez, Odrisamer Despaigne, Vladimir Banos, Noelvis Entenza, Jorge Hernandez, Raciel Iglesias, Dunial Ibarra
Catchers: Eriel Sanchez, Frank Camilo Morejon, Yosvani Peraza
Infielders: Jose Daniel Abreu, Alexander Malleta, Andy Ibanez, Johan Moncada, Yulieski Gourriel, Pavel Quesada, Barbaro Arruebarruena, Jose Miguel Fernandez
Outfielders: Yasmani Tomas, Stayler Hernandez, Yadiel Hernandez, Guillermo Heredia