Caribbean Series: Panamanian Roster Revealed

By Conor Liguori
World Baseball Network

Panama has released the full 27-man roster for the 2023 Caribbean Series in Venezuela. The team will carry 14 pitchers, four catchers, five infielders, and four outfielders. Panama will be managed by Jose Mayorga, who played six seasons in the Philadelphia Phillies organization from 2010 to 2016. At 30 years of age, he will be the youngest manager in the Caribbean Series.

Federales de Chiriquí swept Atlánticos de Boca del Toro three games to none in a best-of-five series to advance to the Caribbean Series. With the win, Mayorga became the youngest manager to win a Panamanian Probeis league championship.   

Panama will play their first game of the series tomorrow, February 2, at 8 p.m. against Venezuela. The game will be played at La Rinconada stadium in Caracas, Venezuela. 

Below is the full 27 man roster for team Panama.

Pitchers (Team)
Harold Arauz – Federales de Chiriqui (ProBeis)
Edison Frias – Caimanes de Barranquilla (LPBC)
Steven Fuentes – Federales de Chiriqui (ProBeis)
Davis Romero – Federales de Chiriqui (ProBeis)
Angel Cuan – Federales de Chiriqui (ProBeis)
Severino Gonzalez – Tigres de Cartagena (LPBC)
Elvin Liriano – Caribes de Anzoátegui (LVBP) 
Abdiel Mendoza – Toronto Blue Jays (MiLB)
Yusniel Padron – Boston Red Sox (MiLB)
Wilfredo Pereira – St. Louis Cardinals (MiLB)
David Richardson – El Águilas de Veracruz (LMB)
Carlos Rodriguez – Federales de Chiriqui (ProBeis)
Abdiel Saldana – Federales de Chiriqui (ProBeis)
Ernesto Silva – Federales de Chiriqui (ProBeis) 

Catchers (Team)
Erasmo Caballero – Federales de Chiriqui (ProBeis)
Erick Castillo – Leones del Caracas (LVBP)
Joe DeLuca – Federales de Chiriqui (ProBeis)
Ivan Herrera – St. Louis Cardinals (MLB)

Infielders (Team)
Erick Barria – Philadelphia Phillies (MiLB)
Jorge Bishop – Federales de Chiriqui (ProBeis) 
Enrique Valdez – Kansas City Royals (MiLB)
Michael Wielansky – Federales de Chiriqui (ProBeis)
Joshwan Wright – Oakland Athletics (MiLB)

Outfielders (Team)
Rodrigo Orozco – Free Agent
Ariel Sandoval – Federales de Chiriqui (ProBeis) 
Jahdiel Santamaria – Federales de Chiriqui (ProBeis)
Johnny Santos – Federales de Chiriqui (ProBeis)

Coaching Staff (Position)

Manager – Jose Mayorga

First Base Coach – Rodrigo Vigil 

Third Base Coach – Ashley Ponce

First Base Coach – Luis Caballero

Bullpen Coach – Jose Munoz

Hitting Coach – Earl Agnoly

Pitching Coach – Gabriel Luckert

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