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2013 World Baseball Classic

Cuba

Cuba

IBAF WORLD RANK: 1

The Cuban National Baseball Team has won 25 Gold Medals in 29 IBAF Baseball World Cup appearances, finishing second in four others including the previous three in 2011, 2009, and 2007. In their 2009 World Baseball Classic appearance, Cuba was eliminated by Japan in Round Two of the tournament, the lowest finish ever in international competition for Cuba. In the 2006 World Baseball Classic, Cuba lost to Japan in the Championship Game. There are currently 18 Cuban players in the Major Leagues including Cincinnati Reds pitcher Aroldis Chapman and outfielder Yoenis Cespedes of the Oakland Athletics.

Cuba Roster
Name # B/T Height Weight Birth Date
Pitchers
Freddy Alvarez 15 R-R 5'11" 203 Apr 29, 1989
Danny Betancourt 55 R-R 5'11" 187 May 27, 1981
Diosdany Castillo 21 R-R 6'0" 201 Nov 22, 1987
Odrisamer Despaigne 43 R-R 6'0" 195 Apr 4, 1987
Vladimir Garcia 34 R-R 6'2" 254 Jul 4, 1982
Norberto Gonzalez 33 L-L 6'0" 209 Oct 10, 1979
Yander Guevara 26 R-R 6'0" 172 Jan 18, 1986
Raisel Iglesias 28 R-R 6'2" 165 Jan 4, 1990
Ismel Jimenez 23 R-R 5'10" 200 Feb 10, 1986
Leandro Martinez 48 L-L 5'10" 190 Jun 28, 1978
Yadier Pedroso 62 R-R 6'1" 220 Jun 9, 1986
Wilber Perez 75 L-L 5'10" 174 Oct 24, 1976
Alexander Rodriguez 63 R-R 6'0" 243 Dec 26, 1982
Catchers
Frank Morejon 45 R-R 5'8" 198 Jan 25, 1986
Yosbany Peraza 46 R-R 6'0" 260 Feb 9, 1979
Eriel Sanchez 5 R-R 6'1" 220 May 17, 1975
Infielders
Jose Abreu 79 R-R 6'3" 255 Jan 29, 1987
Erisbel Arruebarrena 11 R-R 6'0" 200 Mar 25, 1990
Jose Miguel Fernandez 8 L-R 5'10" 185 Apr 27, 1988
Raul Gonzalez 7 R-R 6'2" 196 Jul 22, 1987
Yulieski Gurriel 10 R-R 6'0" 196 Jun 9, 1984
Andy Ibanez 12 R-R 5'9" 183 Apr 3, 1993
Luis Rivera 89 L-L 6'0" 194 Oct 8, 1977
Outfielders
Alexei Bell 88 R-R 5'8" 187 Oct 2, 1983
Alfredo Despaigne 54 R-R 5'8" 214 Jun 17, 1986
Guillermo Heredia 17 R-L 5'10" 180 Jan 31, 1991
Yasmany Tomas 27 R-R 6'2" 230 Nov 14, 1990
Designated Hitters
Frederich Cepeda 24 S-R 5'10" 201 Apr 8, 1980
Cuba Coaching Staff
Name # Role
Coaches
Victor Mesa Manager
Angel Castillo Coach
Juan de Dios Pena Coach
Primitivo Diaz Coach
Victor Figueroa Coach
Jorge Riscart Coach
Pedro Rodriguez Coach
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