CARIBBEAN SERIES – Alfaro and Alcántara do not go; Audo defines DR team for the Caribbean Series
Pedro G. Briceno
Los Tigres del Licey suffered a couple of casualties in the formation of the team that will represent the Dominican Republic in the Caribbean Series, event scheduled to take place from February 2 to 10 in Caracas, Venezuela.
Players Jorge Alfaro, Most Valuable Player of the concluded final series in which the Licey conquered its 23rd crown and Sergio Alcantarastarting shortstop will not accompany the group in the event.
In this way, Audo Vicente, general manager of the blue team, expressed it, who said that Alfaro will almost certainly travel to the city of Boston this Monday to finalize what is the contract he signed with the Red Sox a little over a week ago.
Vicente offered this information to the television program La Hora del Deporte, a space that broadcasts every Sunday from 11 in the morning to 1 in the afternoon under the production of Héctor J. Cruz for CDN Deportes.
This is so because Boston has serious plans with the Colombian for the upcoming Major League Baseball campaign, due to his brilliant participation with Licey in which he batted .286 (21-6) in the regular season, .383 (60-23) in the Round Robin and .421 (19-8) in the final.
According to Vicente, Boston, in addition to the bat that the popular Aquaman exhibits, Boston wants to observe his condition of playing catcher, at first base and as designated. In addition to taking advantage of the strength he exhibits as a right-handed hitter and the short dimensions of Fenway Park in left field, he only 310 feet.
In the case of Alcántara, he played the last part of the season with discomfort in his hamstring, he needs to rest, in addition to having a commitment to his organization, the Chicago Cubs.
The names of Moisés Sierra, outfielder, and Carlos Paulino, catcher, are added to the Dominican roster. The case of the latter due to the non-participation of Alfaro.
Sierra, a veteran of the League will join the patrol group of the blues.
Without mentioning the order, Audo noted that the five starting pitchers would be César Valdez, Raúl Valdés, Esmil Rogers, Steve Moyers and Lisalverto Bonilla.
Another that Vicente mentioned that will not be with the Quisqueyan team is Brooks Hall, starter.
Audo has already defined at least which team would take the field, which will have receivers Webster Rivas, Michael De la Cruz and Paulino.
First basemen Henry Urrutia, Ramón Hernández and Yamaico Navarro; between the intermediate and third base are Kevin Gutiérrez, Ramón Torres, Gustavo Núñez, Robinson Canó, Michael De León, outfielders Emilio Bonifacio, Mel Rojas Jr, Junior Lake, Luis Barrera, Moisés Sierra. In addition to the aforementioned openers. While what will be the body of relievers is culminating.