The Spanish baseball federation announced this week their roster for the upcoming World Cup of Baseball in Taipei. On the team are eleven players from the Spanish champion 2007 Marlin Pto Cruz, three from FC Barcelona and four, who are currently playing in the United States. They will start training camp for the games in Asia on October 28 in Barcelona and will continue the preparation until November 5 in Taipei. Spain will be playing in group A against Italy, USA, Japan, Chinese Taipei, Mexico, Panama and South Africa.
Pitcher: Fernando J. GUTIERREZ (Marlins), Ricardo F. RODRIGUEZ SANTANA (USA), Rhiner CRUZ MONTERO (New York Mets), Miguel A. RIZO MONCADA (El Llano), Remigio LEAL GONZALEZ (Barcelona), Pol LLOPIS BLAZQUEZ (Viladecans), Manuel OLIVERA CAVERO (Reno Astros), Yoel HERNANDEZ DIAZ (Marlins), Jorge BALBOA MIGUEL (Hercules), Edgar AINETO GARCIA (Astros), Ivan GRANADOS CREAZZOLA (Sant Boi)
Catcher: Dewis NAVARRO VIVAS (Marlins), Miguel MORA ALONSO (Barcelona)
Infielder: Jose Luis RIERA CASTRO (Marlins), Victor J. LOPEZ NAVARRO (Marlins), Lesther A. GALVAN AREVALO (Marlins), Marc CARILLO VINUALES (Sant Boi), Nestor PEREZ ALONSO (Marlins), Xavier Fco. GONZALEZ ARTEAGA (Marlins), Daniel E. SANCHEZ REYES (Marlins)
Outfielder: Daniel MARTINEZ GONZALEZ (Marlins), Juan GARCIA PAGAN (Barcelona), Jose CRUZ MONTERO (Marlins), Daniel FIGUEROA RAYNERI (Baltimore Orioles)