Yariel is at the gates of the World Baseball Classic
Taichung. – after After several seasons of this mission, right-handed coach Yariel Rodriguez resumed his work as a starter from the ranks of the Cuban team, who made him the captain of his team.
He’s already done it in two Showdown games (1 JG, 6 INN, 20 VB, 3 H, 150 AVE, 0.00 PCL), but his biggest challenge will come on Wednesday against Holland, in the inaugural V World Baseball Classic.
“I feel I’m in a position to do it, and that’s what I told the manager when we talked about it, that I have all the disposition and encouragement, which is important,” he assured Al Jazeera media who came here to report on the contest.
“I’ve always wanted to be an opening player,” he said during his team’s final training session in the city where he will try to erase the stigma of costly defeats against “The Tulips”.
However, despite his insistence that starting “is the job that makes me feel most comfortable”, he was favored by the Chunichi Dragons as a reliever in the JBL.
“Simply put, the principal made that decision, and actually I’m used to it,” said the boy, who will turn 26 on the 10th.
When asked about the abundance of positive comments his election had generated, Rodriguez expressed his gratitude and stressed that the days leading up to the contest were filled with dedication and commitment to winning.
He emphasized that work in the field was complemented by watching videos, to learn about the characteristics of opponents, and announced his satisfaction with the development of his fitness.
“I’ve completed the course well, with adjustments that include preparing for the Open, and I’m looking forward to the moment,” said the person who signed a six-game, two-lost balance last Japanese season (1.15 PCL).
“There’s a lot of happiness, a lot of harmony, and we’re all very happy and want to do our best,” he announced just hours after taking part in a cast that welcomes for the first time certain players to other leagues without the Cuban Baseball Federation ban.