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2021 Cuba Olympic Qualifying Roster

Alfredo Despaigne Cuba Getty
Alfredo Despaigne (Photo by Matt Roberts/Getty Images)

Below is Cuba's roster for the Americas Qualifier, led by decorated veteran standouts Frederich Cepeda and Alfredo Despaigne.

The team will be managed by Armando Ferrer, who is the manager for Matanzas in Serie Nacional.

Name Position B/T Ht. Wt. Place of Birth
Previous MLB Organization
Lazaro Blanco RHP R/R 6-3 200 Yara, Cuba  
Carlos Viera RHP R/R 6-4 265 La Habana, Cuba  
Yoennis Yera LHP L/L 5-7 165 Matanzas, Cuba  
Yariel Rodriguez RHP R/R 6-1 164 Camaguey, Cuba  
Andy Rodríguez RHP R/R 6-4 190 N/A  
Bryan Chi RHP R/R N/A N/A N/A  
Livan Moinelo LHP L/L 6-0 139 Pinar Del Rio, Cuba  
Raidel Martínez RHP L/R 6-3 205 Pinar Del Rio, Cuba  
Freddy Alvarez RHP R/R 5-9 220 Corralillo, Cuba  
Yudiel Rodriguez LHP L/L 5-7 187 N/A  
Yosvani Alarcon C R/R 6-1 209 Las Tunas, Cuba  
Iván Prieto C R/R N/A N/A N/A  
Rafael Viñales C R/R 5-8 197 Manati, Cuba  
Lisban Correa 1B R/R 6-2 192 La Habana, Cuba  
Yordanis Samon 1B R/R 6-1 220 Bayamo, Cuba  
Cesar Prieto 2B L/R 5-9 169 N/A  
Erisbel Arruebarrena SS R/R 6-1 230 Cienfuegos, Cuba Los Angeles Dodgers (MLB)
Yordan Manduley SS/2B R/R 5-7 172 Holguin, Cuba  
Yadil Mujica SS/2B L/R 6-1 185 Matanzas, Cuba
New York Yankees (AAA)
Dayan Garcia 3B/2B/SS R/R 5-9 205 N/A  
Frederich Cepeda OF B/R 5-10 201
Sancti Spiritus, Cuba
 
Roel Santos OF L/L 5-9 172 Niqueo, Cuba  
Alfredo Despaigne OF R/R 5-7 209
Palma Soriano, Cuba
 
Yadir Drake OF R/R 6-0 200 Matazanes, Cuba
Los Angeles Dodgers (AA)
Raico Santos OF L/L 5-9 191 Granma, Cuba  
Jose Aviles OF L/L 6-0 182 Granma, Cuba  
Simeon Wood Richardson (Dipace)266974

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