Havana, January 12 (RHC)-- The Industriales team that will participate in the next Cuban baseball campaign was made official on Tuesday a presentation in which the objective of going in search of the crown was ratified.
According to the statements of the Blue Manager, Guillermo Carmona, the preparation started last November 15, at the Santiago "Changa" Mederos stadium, fulfilled the expected objectives, with emphasis on the pitching and catching areas, since they are the most complex of the team, due to the young players, who will have to play a leading role in this campaign.
For his part, the Leones' main pitching coach, José Elosegui, commented that they have been working hard since the beginning of the preparation, especially on the strength of the muscles and the elasticity of the pitchers, which, together with the improvement of the repertoire, will allow them to maintain stability in the box.
In the roster of 40 players, there are five rookies and the municipalities of Centro Habana, Boyeros and Diez de Octubre are the most represented, in a group with an average age of 26 years old.
It was also reported that experienced middle infielder Juan Carlos Torriente will be the team's captain.
Reinado García Zapata, governor of Havana, also highlighted the good preparation of the team and pondered that it has the necessary tools to achieve the goal of reaching the championship final and winning the coveted title.
Industriales will open the official calendar as a visitor against Artemisa, on January 25.
The 61st National Series begins on January 23, in Bayamo, Granma, with the clash between the locals and Matanzas, last season's champion and runner-up, respectively.