The Spanish Baseball Federation has announced and published the national team roster for the Olympic qualifier in Taiwan next month. The squad started already training camp and is currently in South California preparing for the tournament. They will also play a series of exhibition games against local University teams. However the first of two scheduled matches against the San Diego City College was cancelled yesterday due to rain. The second one is planned for today.
Pitcher: Manu OLIVERA (USA: Reno Astros), Fernando GUTIERREZ (2007: Marlins Puerto Cruz), Ricardo RODRIGUEZ (USA), Rhiner CRUZ (USA: New York Mets Org.), Iván GRANADOS (Marlins Puerto Cruz), Remigio LEAL (FC Barcelona), Jorge BALBOA (FC Barcelona), Audie NUNEZ (Marlins Puerto Cruz), Yoel HERNANDEZ (CB Sant Boi), Edgar AINETO (Astros Valencia)
Catcher: Dewis NAVARRO (Marlins Puerto Cruz), Miguel MORA (FC Barcelona),
Infielder: Alejandro FREIRE, José Luis RIERA (CB Sant Boi), Chiqui ZABALAZA (2007: CD Arga), Marc CARILLO (CB Sant Boi), Víctor LOPEZ (Marlins Puerto Cruz), Néstor PEREZ (Marlins Puerto Cruz), Dani SANCHEZ (Marlins Puerto Cruz)
Outfielder: Lesther GALVAN (Marlins Puerto Cruz), Dani MARTINEZ (Marlins Puerto Cruz), Pedro MENDEZ (El Llano), José CRUZ (CB Sant Boi), Dani FIGUEROA (USA: Baltimore Orioles Org.)
We have added already the new team, if it is known, that the players is changing his colours for 2008.