The official lineup for the first match of the Cuban Dream Team has been released
He Dream team of Cuban Professional Baseball Federation (FEPCUBE) announced the lineup for its first exhibition game next Wednesday, January 17.
“Starting the lineup for our first game in history, this Wednesday the 17th, at Miami-Dade College-North Campus,” they reflected from their account on the social network X.
He Dream team Heading into their game against Miami Dade CollegeWith Víctor Mesa Jr as the leadoff hitter and in left field, second baseman Yuli Curiel, Jorge Soler and Yunel Escobar will serve as designated hitters.
Leonis Martin in right field, Robert Montes covering third base, Luis Aviles Jr. at shortstop, Alejandro Rivero at first base, Andy Martin in center field and Luis Duran at catcher completed the lineup for manager Brian Pena.
Right-hander Pedro Luis Ekemendia Jr. will be the opener.
The team began training this week at Miami Dade College's (North Campus) Demi Mainieri Stadium in anticipation of participating in the Intercontinental Baseball Series in Barranquilla, Colombia.
The participation of an independent team in the Barranquilla Intercontinental Professional Baseball Series has been mired in controversy. The Colombian government requires its soldiers to use Cuban national symbols.
After that, Edison Renteria, president of Team Renteria USA, which organizes the tournament, made the announcement. FEPCUBE players do not use the Cuban anthem or flag.