The baseball fast ends today, with the first preseason games, and 27 Mexicans They will be chatting in the fields of Arizona and Florida, looking to get in tune for the start of the campaign on April 1.
Joakim Soria, Julio Urías, Víctor González, José Urquidy, Luis Urías, Alex Verdugo, Luis Cessa, Giovanny Gallegos and Sergio Romo are shaping up to have a place on the roster that will open the season.
Ramón Urías, Alejandro Kirk, Humberto Castellanos, Isaac Paredes, Luis González and Jesús Cruz, who together with González debuted last season, will seek in these training sessions to earn their place and make the first opening day roster in their careers.
Everyone will do so on the roster of 40, except for Cruz, who was put on assignment by the Cardinals but was invited to practice. Castellanos was also put on assignment by the Astros, but the Diamonds took him and now he will partner with Soria in that bullpen.
Pitchers Víctor Arano, Gerardo Reyes and Héctor Velázquez will seek, with new organizations, to return to the big top after being absent in 2020. Arano and Reyes do so from the roster of 40, while Velázquez has only an invitation.
Jalisco Gerardo Carillo of the Dodgers and Yucatecan Manuel Rodríguez of the Cubs look like favorites to become the 137th Mexican native to play in the Major Leagues.
The Sonoran Esteban Quiroz, with the Rays and Miguel Aguilar, with Arizona, They seek to break paradigms, and with guest etiquette, make the team and debut with 29 years.
It is likely that during the preseason Roberto Osuna from Sinaloa, who remains a free agent, will end up wearing a jacket in Arizona or Florida. Osuna was the salvage leader of the American League in 2019But last year he suffered an elbow injury and the Astros recommended Tommy John surgery, which would be his second, but he declined and was released.
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