Santo Domingo .- The Tigers of the Licey, the most winning team of all time in the Caribbean Series, "Up to the teeth" to represent the Dominican Republic in the edition # 59 of the regional classic, which starts tomorrow at the modern Tomateros stadium in Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico.
The Indians will have a team renovated and reinforced by pitchers Bryan Evans of the Eastern Bulls; Ulises Joaquín and Juan Grullón, of the Cibaeña Eagles; Ramón Ramírez, of the Giants of the Cibao, and Edgar García, of the Eastern Stars.
Webster Rivas receiver, of the Giants; The infielders Garabez Rosa, of the Giants, and Ronny Rodriguez, of the Eagles. The gardeners Alfredo Marte, Zoilo Almonte, of the Eagles, and Leury Garcia, Giants.
In the first meeting of the Caribbean Series of 2017, Licey will face Alazanes de Granma, who has just won the Cuban National Series for the first time in the team's history.
The crash is scheduled to start at 3 p. M. Local (5 pm ET) and then will follow the opening ceremony and the meeting between Criollos de Caguas of Puerto Rico and Eagles of Mexicali, the champion of the Mexican Pacific League
Left-handed Yohan Flande will have the ball in the inaugural clash against Cuban champion Granma's Alazanes
The right-hander César Valdez, who was the Most Valuable Player of the Dominican final series, will open the second match on Thursday against Mexicali.
"I do not need permission to defend the colors of the Licey and represent the Dominican Republic," said Valdez, who was 2-0 and did not allow for a run in the final against Eagles and finished 4-0 in the postseason.
Valdez, who appeared in nine Major League games with the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2010, recently signed a minor league agreement with Oakland Athletics' spring training. The opening rotation will be completed by Ivan Piñeyro and Bryan Evans.
The Most Winners
The Quechua teams add 19 scepters, the largest number per country, and Licey won 10 of them, including one in Mexico (Mazatlán 1985).
Dominican felines double the total championships of the clubs that escort him in conquered crowns. The Cangrejeros de Santurce of Puerto Rico and the Aguilas Cibaeñas of the Dominican Republic have won five times each.
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