Thrower Raicol Suarez Bermudez, who comes from Cienfuegos province, will substitute Yasmany Hernandez to play with Holguin in the second stage of the Cuban Baseball League.
Cuban Baseball League: Back up Players Chosen
Yasmany Hernandez Rojas (thrower from Villa Clara), who was one of the 5 back up players chosen Noelvis Gonzalez, the manager of the Cachorros (The Puppies) of Holguin, dropped out alluding pains in the arms.
Suarez won a match with Cienfuegos - one of the least winning teams in the Cuban Baseball League this season -, but saved a game and lost 5.
Rivals batted off him .274., but he managed to strike out 35, walked 19 men and achieved an average of .4,53.
The 25 year old thrower is a fast ball thrower (90 MPH), thus he could become a good closer or mid term pitcher.
The other back up players: Jose Angel Garcia, Yohandry Urgelles, Yuniel Mendoza and Reutilio Hurtado are waited in Holguin to start playing vs Matanzas next Tuesday at the Calixto Garcia stadium.
The Puppies will play vs Pinar del Rio to later go for a western tour vs Havana's Industriales and Isla de la Juventud, before a year's end break.
Perfomance by Holguin back up players:
Jose Angel Garcia: a win, a defeat, and a safe. He pitched 19.0 innings, allowed 13 hits, an ERA of .2,37, struck out 23 rivals and walked 9.
Reutilio Hurtado: 43 hits out of 152 turns, 43 hits, average: 283, 7 homeruns, slugging: .457 and 27 runs batted in.
Yohandry Urgelles: 47 hits out of 123 turns, scored 16 runs, average: 382., 7 doubles, 3 homeruns, slugging: .512, and batted in 18 runs.
Yuniel Mendoza: 57 hits out of 168 turns, scored 13 runs, average: .339, two doubles, 1 tripple, slugging: .381 and drove in 13 runs.