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Holguin Back up Players for the Second Stage
Cuba's best closer today and three experienced batters, two of them lefties, lead the reinforcements that have been just called up by Los Cachorros (The puppies) of Holguin for the second stage of the Cuban baseball League in the season 2015-16. The quintet was completed by a starting pitcher that in the end refused to play.

Holguin manager, Noelvis Gonzalez Matos, had it thought and the beginning of the enigmatic draw could not be better. They incorporated Jose Angel Garcia of Artemisa, the best closer in Cuban baseball and who just had a top performance at the Premier-12.

The three sluggers who will wear the flannel of Holguin starting next day 15 are first baseman Yunier Mendoza, as well as outfielders Yoandri Urgelles and Reutilio Hurtado, the first two lefties with excellent curriculum and a central fielder of Santiago of proven track record. The fifth income is the opener of Villa Clara Yasmani Hernandez Rojas (was replaced by a pitcher from Cienfuiegos).

Rojas scored four wins and two defeats in the first round with 18 earned runs in 52.1 (2.8). The opponents batted him for 227 with 30 strikeouts and 22 walks issued.

Meanwhile Jose Angel Garcia (1-1) saved seven games with five clean averages 19.1 to 2.37. His opponents batted him for 200 with 23 strikeouts and nine walks toward the home.

Of the three batters the one with the best performance this season is Yoandri Urgelles (Beijing Olympic runner-up 200). The famed industrialist dressed this year's red coat from Artemisa in 41 games and averaged 382 (123-47) with OBP (494). Among his homers are compiled seven doubles and three home runs with 18 runners that scored.

Yunier Mendoza, first base who served in 44 of the 45 meetings of Sancti Spiritus hit 339 (168-57). His OBP was 407 with five doubles and a triple as extra-base hits and 13 RBIs.

Finally Reutilio Hurtado guarded hundred percent of the games with Santiago de Cuba. His averaje was 283 (152-43). His OBP is (454) with five doubles and homers and 27 RBIs.

Holguin finished sixth in the first part of the Cuban tournament can now put together an excellent infield with Yunier Mendoza (1B), Yeison Pacheco (2B), Yordan Manduley (SS) and Yunior Paomier (3B). In the outfield are Reutilo Hurtado (CF), and Marnolquis Aguiar or Julio D. Gongora (LF) and Yoandri Urgelles (RF). Franklin Aballe (C) and Michel Gorguet (DH). / By Ernesto A. Vera Gonzalez - Al Dia.

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