Friday, January 27, 2023

MLB: Cuba or USA? Nestor Cortes Jr announces the team he will play in the World Classic

2023 World Baseball Classic Start is less than 100 days away and Team USA looks like one of the most potent teams in the tournament, as many of the best MLB players like Mike Trout, Trevor Story, Mookie Bates, Paul Goldschmidt, Nolan ArenadoAmong others, have confirmed that they will play with the US team. now one more Baseball player joins ‘Dream Team’‘ But from the starting pitching side.

As MLB.com announced on its official Twitter account, New York Yankees pitcher, Nestor Cortes Jr. has confirmed that he will play in the Classic with Team USA, only the second starter after Merrill Kelly of the Arizona Diamondbacks. Committed to USA for WBC.

Cortés Jr. was born in Sergidero de Batabano, Cuba, but his family won a visa lottery granted by the United States government when the pitcher was just 7 months old, moving to Hialeah, Florida, and obtaining American citizenship years later. Had been.

The Cuban-born was the best pitcher for the Yankees during the 2022 season, earning his first All-Star nomination, as well as eighth for American Cy Young. He pitched 158.1 innings with a 12–4 record, 2.44 ERA, and 163 total strikeouts.

Gabriel Delgado

I started as a rookie in the AL Bat in early 2018 and am in my third season covering Major League Baseball as a web reporter. I’m a fan of the San Francisco Giants, the number one keeper of Barry Bonds, and an antidote to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Fernando Tatis Jr., Juan Soto and Ronald Acuña are the future of baseball, Mike Trout is overrated, and the Astros deserve to take the World Series from him for his cheating. Besides baseball, I also enjoy football, flag, basketball and any other sport that involves a ball or ball. I am also an amateur musician, penniless gambler and a voracious reader. Bachelor in Journalism from the University of Guadalajara, I graduated in 2017. Born in the world shrimp capital, Esquinapa, Sinaloa. I lived in Australia for a while; I survived giant spiders, Tasmanian devils and fought a kangaroo and didn’t die trying.

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