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Yulieski Gurriel-NPB: Disrespect out of the Equation

Cuban baseball player Yulieski Gourriel denied having disrespected the contract with the Yokohama DeNA Bay Stars club, of the Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) League. In statements to Trabajadores newspaper, Gourriel said he was never properly informed about the date of his return to the team with which he played on Japanese soil last year. They […] Continue reading

BayStars Cancelled Contract with Cuban Yulieski Gourriel

Yokohama BayStars General Manager Shigeru Takada revealed on Thursday that the club has informed infielder Yulieski Gourriel’s contract has been canceled. Gourriel was scheduled to arrive in Japan at the end of March following the conclusion of Cuba’s domestic Season, but has cited a thigh injury as his reason for not arriving on time. According […] Continue reading

Yomiuri Giants Hires Cuban Pitcher Mendoza

Pitcher Hector Mendoza has signed with the Yomiuri Giants, becoming the third Cuban to join Japan’s Central League team this season. The Giants announced the signing on its website Thursday. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The 20-year-old right-hander has a 6-4 record with 13 saves and a 2.35 ERA in the Cuban […] Continue reading

Gourriel Performs Better than Cepeda in Japanese Baseball

After several weeks of his inclusion in the Japanese Major Leagues of baseball, Cuban star player Yuliesky Gourriel exhibits better stats than his compatriot Frederich Cepeda. In 15 matches with the Yokohama Dena Baystars, Gourriel has a batting average of .327, which is really outstanding considering his brief adapting period to the new competitive scenario […] Continue reading

Cuban Frederich Cepeda Trains at Giants Stadium (+photos)

After his official presentation as member of the Yomiuri Giants, team of the Nippon Professional Baseball Central League, Cuban Frederich Cepeda went to his first training in the Giants Stadium, in Kawasaki, where he performed batting sessions and proved spikes over the bases. As described in the official website of the Yomiuri Giants, Sancti Spiritus […] Continue reading

Sancti Spiritus Yulieski Gourriel Joins Frederich Cepeda in Japanese Baseball (+photos)

“I’m going to an experience I always wanted to live”, the stellar Cuban baseball player Yulieski Gourriel Castillo said after signing with the Yokohama Dena Baystars from the Japanese Professional Baseball League. Accompanied by his father, Lourdes, who played in that Asian country, the third baseman of Cuba national team, noted he will have to […] Continue reading

Japanese Baseball: Cuban Frederich Cepeda Already a Yomiuri Giant (+photos)

Cuban baseball player Frederich Cepeda, born to Sancti Spiritus province, was officially presented as member of the Yomiuri Giants, of the Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB). Cuba: Fastballs for Frederich Cepeda in Online Interview (Photos) Cepeda on the NPB: I have a lot of Expectations Cepeda vs Japan: A Homerum that Made History (video) After a […] Continue reading

Cuba: Fastballs for Frederich Cepeda in Online Interview

On Tuesday, May 6th, Cuban star outfielder Frederich Cepeda engaged in an online interview with the digital version of Escambray Newspaper, from the Cuban central province of Sancti Spiritus. After having signed out with the Yomiuri Giants, from the Nippon Baseball (NPB), Cepeda readies for his departure and exchanges with some of his fans all […] Continue reading
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