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2021 Venezuela Olympic Qualifying Roster

Below is Venezuela's roster for the Americas Qualifier, led by longtime former major league starters Anibal Sanchez and Wil Ledezma, veteran catcher Robinson Chirinos and utilityman Hernan Perez.

The team will be managed by former Giants first base coach Jose Alguacil.

Editor's Note: Venezuela removed SS Jose Rondon, C Tomas Telis, LHP Wil Ledezma, RHP Arcenio Leon, RHP Jesus Zambrano and OF Danry Vasquez prior to its first game. 2B Oswaldo Cabrera, SS Gabriel Noriega, C Arturo Nieto and LHP Oddanier Mosqueda were added to the roster.

Name Position B/T Ht. Wt. Place of Birth 2021 Org Current Team
Adrian Almeida LHP L/L 6-0 165 Puerto Cabello, VZ Los Angeles Angels Rocket City (AA)
Henry Centeno RHP R/R 6-2 180 Araya, VZ Free agent Aguascalientes (Mexican League)
Harold Chirino RHP R/R 6-2 173 Pueblo Nuevo, VZ Milwaukee Brewers Wisconsin (A+)
Enmanuel De Jesus LHP L/L 6-3 190 Valencia, VZ Boston Red Sox Portland (AA)
Jhonathan Diaz LHP L/L 6-0 170 Valencia, VZ Los Angeles Angels Rocket City (AA)
Moises Gomez RHP R/R 6-1 215 Valencia, VZ Seattle Mariners Arkansas (AA)
Erick Leal RHP R/R 6-3 180 Valencia, VZ Free agent Aguascalientes (Mexican League)
Andres Machado RHP R/R 6-0 220 Carabobo, VZ Washington Nationals Rochester (AAA)
Oddanier Mosqueda LHP L/L 5-10 155 Caracas, VZ Boston Red Sox Greenville (A+)
Gabriel Moya LHP L/L 6-0 225 Cabimas, VZ Free agent  
Danny Rondon RHP R/R 6-0 161 Valencia, VZ Free agent  
Anibal Sanchez RHP R/R 6-0 205 Maracay, VZ Free agent  
Andres Sotillet RHP R/R 6-1 215 Cumana, VZ Kansas City Royals Omaha (AAA)
Robinson Chirinos C R/R 6-1 220 Punto Fijo, VZ New York Yankees Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (AAA)
Carlos Perez C R/R 6-0 210 Valencia, VZ Oakland Athletics Las Vegas (AAA)
Arturo Nieto C R/R 6-2 215 Maracay VZ Free agent  
Oswaldo Cabrera 2B B/R 5-10 145 Guarenas, VZ New York Yankees Somerset (AA)
Ali Castillo 2B R/R 5-9 180 Maracaibo, VZ Washington Nationals Rochester (AAA)
Luis Castro 1B R/R 6-1 187 Caja Seca, VZ Milwaukee Brewers Biloxi (AA)
Yonny Hernandez SS/2B B/R 5-9 140 Maturin, VZ Texas Rangers Round Rock (AAA)
Gabriel Noriega SS R/R 6-2 180 Maturin, VZ Free agent  
Hernan Perez 2B/3B R/R 6-1 213 Villa de Cura, VZ Milwaukee Brewers Nashville (AAA)
Juniel Querecuto SS/2B B/R 5-9 195 Barquisimeto, VZ Arizona Diamondbacks Reno (AAA)
Ramon Flores OF L/L 5-10 190 Barinas, VZ Washington Nationals Rochester (AAA)
Alexander Palma OF R/R 6-0 201 Guarenas, VZ Milwaukee Brewers Biloxi (AA)
Diego Rincones OF R/R 6-0 175 Ciudad Bolivar, VZ San Francisco Giants Eugene (A+)
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Team USA's Pool Play Finale Canceled Due To Rain, Lightning

Team USA led Puerto Rico, 6-1, in the fourth inning on Thursday when the game was canceled due to rain and lightning in the area.

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