Who will repeat in the Dominican team?

We already know the roster of the Dominican Republic for the fifth edition of the World Baseball Classic which begins in March of this year.

It will be done after 6 years. a period of time where in terms of baseball the scenario is totally different; Many stars have retired, great stars have emerged and other figures who were protagonists in the last two editions will once again have an important presence, as is the case of Manny Machado, who has enough merits to be appointed team captain. Other players who were in the starting lineup in the past will have to make do with second unit members and even off-field roles.

Who are the repeaters?

From the last edition held in 2017, in which Dominican Republic was eliminated in the second round, veterans Nelson Cruz (42 years old), who will also be the general manager, Robinson Canó (40 years old) and Johnny Cueto (turns 37 on February 15) repeat.

Likewise from the most recent World ClassicManny Machado reappears, who is emerging as the third bat of the group and Héctor Neris, a key player in the relief of the Dominican team.

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Nelson and Robinson will meet for the fourth time in a World Classic, in what is supposed to be his last dance. They are the only ones who participated in 2013. They have experienced great moments with the Dominican team, including the undefeated championship in 2013, also the bitter moment in 2009 with their first-round elimination and the bittersweet participation in 2017, in which the Dominican team fell short in their aspirations to cross to the semifinals.

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2009-Special Mention

Cueto also participated in the 2009 edition. Therefore, it is shaping up to be his third participation in the event. In that version, Cruz and Canó represented the country for the first time.

TEAM OF 2013

Openers:
Wandy Rodríguez Edinson Vólquez Samuel Deduno Ángel Castro

Reliever:
Fernando Rodney Octavio Dotel Santiago Casilla Kelvin Herrera Pedro Strop Alfredo Simón José Veras Lorenzo Barceló Juan Cedeño Atahualpa Severino

catchers: Carlos Santana Francisco Pena

Infielders:
Edwin Encarnación Robinson Canó José Reyes Hanley Ramírez Miguel Tejada Erick Aybar Leury García

Gardeners:
Nelson Cruz Ricardo Nanita Alejandro De Aza Moisés Sierra Eury Pérez

Manager:
Tony Pena

 

TEAM OF 2017

Openers:
Johnny Cueto Carlos Martínez Ervin Santana (Designated) César Valdez Edinson Vólquez

Reliever:
Alex Colomé Héctor Neris Hansel Robles Dellin Betances Jeurys Family José Díaz Santiago Casilla Fernando Rodney

catchers:
Wellington Castillo Alberto Rosario

Infielders:
Manny Machado Adrian Beltre Robinson Cano Hanley Ramirez Jose Reyes Jonathan Villar Carlos Santana Jean Segura

Gardeners:
Nelson Cruz José Bautista Gregory Polanco Starling Marte

Manager:
Tony Pena

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