Cuban Baseball FederationThe Cuban Baseball Federation (CBF) announced over the weekend that Cuba has been marginalized from the Caribbean Series of that sport, slated from February 1st to the 7th in San Juan, Puerto Rico, due to pressure from the United States.

Carlos Juan Viera

Right-handed Carlos Juan Viera and left-handed Yoenni Yera will be the starters, on Saturday, of the first Las Tunas-Matanzas duel in one of the semifinal playoffs of the 59th Cuban National Baseball Series, first step of the Leñadores (Lumberjacks) in defense of the Cuban title.

National Baseball SeriesThe most disputed National Series that is remembered postponed until the last day of the schedule the solution of its riddles and, finally, revealed the semifinal matches: the current champion Las Tunas will face Matanzas and the Lions of the capital will clash with the Camagüey Bulls.