By Guillermo Sanchez
The 2023 World Baseball Classic is just around the corner and all the players are getting in tune to be at the best level in the World Cup.
It is well known that the Caribbean teams always appear as the great candidates for the contest, apart from the United States and Japan or Taipei, they are the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico or Venezuela, strong contenders to take the honors.
In this particular it is known that “La Vinotinto” will have figures of the stature of Miguel Cabrera, José Altuve, Ronald Acuña Jr. or Salvador Pérez. These, directed by the hand of Omar López, want to reach the highest seat and take the title to the country of the tricolor and the stars.
According to Venezuelan journalist Juan Carlos Bravo: “Wilson Contreras will not be with Venezuela in the World Baseball Classic. His new team, the St. Louis Cardinals, “suggested” that it would be better for him to stay working in Spring Training ».
The receiver is one of the best in his country and was expected to see participation from the hand of the Kansas City Royals player, Salvador Pérez. However, apparently López and company must start looking for a replacement.
Contreras comes off signing a five-year, $87.5 million deal with San Luis seeking to be the one to take over at catcher left behind by Yadier Molina after his retirement.