Federacion Cubana de Beisbol Announces Roster For Estrellas Team In Serie de Estrellas

By Matthew Tallarini
World Baseball Network

The Federación Cubana de Béisbol on Thursday announced the roster for the Estrellas team that will participate at the 2024 Serie de Estrellas event from Jan. 28 – Feb. 1 at Estadio Victoria de Girón in Matanzas, Cuba. 

All of the participating players on the Estrellas team roster played in the 2023-24 Elite League season. The Elite League operated during the 2023-24 winter league season. 

The 2023-24 Elite League champion Cocodrilos de Matanzas will participate in the Série de Estrellas after beating the Cazadores de Artemisa 12-5 in six games to take the league’s championship series on January 23 at Estadio Victoria de Girón. 

The teams that will also participate at the 2024 Série de Estrellas tournament will be the U-23 Venezuela national team and a Mexico national team that will carry players that have played in the 2023 Liga Mexicana de Beisbol season or the 2023-24 Liga Arco Mexicana del Pacifico season. 

Mexico will have players that have also played at the 2023 Central American and Caribbean Games in San Salvador, El Salvador, and the 2023 Pan American Games in Santiago, Chile, last October that are on the roster for the 2024 Serie de Estrellas tournament roster. 

The FCB also announced the schedule for the 2024 Serie de Estrellas tournament on Wednesday. 

All of the 2024 Serie de Estrellas games will played at Estadio Victoria de Giró in Matazanas, Cuba. 

The Estrellas team will play their first game of the 2024 Serie de Estrellas tournament against the Cocodrilos de Matanzas on Jan. 28 at 2 p.m. EST. 

All of the four teams participating will play two separate games and overlap home games from Jan. 28-30. 

The semifinals will have its first game at 2:30 p.m. EST with the second place team playing the third place team on Jan. 29 and the second game of the semifinal with the first place team playing against the fourth place team at 6:30 p.m. EST on Jan. 29. 

The bronze medal game will start at 2:30 p.m. EST on Feb. 1 and the 2024 Serie de Estrellas championship game will take place on Feb. 1 at 6:30 p.m. EST. 

The Serie Nacional, which used to be the main winter league in Cuba will play its third season as a spring/summer league when their season begins on March 9, 2024.

2024 Serie de Estrellas Tournament Schedule
All games start times are EST 
All games will be played at Estadio Victoria de Girón in Matanzas, Cuba 

Jan. 28, 2024 
2 p.m. – Cocodrilos de Matanzas vs. Estrellas Team  
6:30 p.m. – Mexico vs. Venezuela

Jan. 29, 2024 
2 p.m. – Estrellas Team vs. Venezuela 
8:30 p.m. – Cocodrilos de Matanzas vs. Mexico 

Jan. 30, 2024 
2 p.m. – Venezuela vs. Cocodrilos de Matanzas
8:30 p.m. – Estrellas vs. Mexico 

Jan. 31, 2024 – Semifinals 
2 p.m. – 2nd Place vs. 3rd Place
6:30 p.m. – 1st Place vs. 4th Place  

Feb. 1, 2024 
2 p.m. – Third Place Game
6:30 p.m. – Championship Game

2023-24 Estrellas Roster For 2024 Serie de Estrella Tournament 

Pitchers (Team) 
Remberto Barreto (Industriales de La Habana)
Yosiel Serrano Rivera (Avispas de Santiago de Cuba) 
Geonel Gutiérrez Jiménez (Cazadores de Artemisa)
Erlys Casanova (Cazadores de Artemisa)  
Yunieski García Viera (Cazadores de Artemisa) 
Yanielquis Duardo Rojas (Gallos de Sancti Spíritus)
Rodolfo Díaz Silva (Leñadores de Las Tunas)
Dariel Góngora Torres (Leñadores de Las Tunas)
Islay Santiago Sotolongo (Industriales de La Habana) 
Frank Ernesto Herrera Camejo (Industriales de La Habana) 
Alberto Pablo Civil Hidalgo (Leñadores de Las Tunas) 
Raymond Figueredo Cruz (Industriales de La Habana).

Catchers (Team) 
Andy Yaniel Cosme Oliva (Cazadores de Artemisa) 
Ariel Pestano Rosado (Avispas de Santiago de Cuba) 
Yosvani Alarcón Tardío (Leñadores de Las Tunas)

Infielders (Team) 
Rafael Ramón Vinales Álvarez (Leñadores de Las Tunas)
Jorge Enrique Aloma Herrera (Industriales de La Habana) 
Yordany Alarcón Tardío (Leñadores de Las Tunas)
Luis Vicente Mateo Terry (Industriales de La Habana) 
Juan Carlos Arencibia (Gallos de Sancti Spíritus)
Dainel López Arias (Cazadores de Artemisa) 
Raúl González Isidoria (Cazadores de Artemisa)  
Dánel Castro Muñagorri (Lenadores de Las Tunas)

Outfielders (Team) 
Denis Laza Spencer (Cazadores de Artemisa)
Carlos de la Tejera (Cazadores de Artemisa)
Denis Pena Rivero (Leñadores de Las Tunas)
José Luis Gutiérrez (Avispas de Santiago de Cuba)

2024 Estrellas Team Coaching Staff For 2024 Serie de Estrellas (Team) 
Manager – Yuliesky González Ledesma (Cazadores de Artemisa)
Bench Coach – Armao Balaguer González (Cazadores de Artemisa)
Pitching Coach – José M. Pedroso Monagas (Cazadores de Artemisa) 
Bullpen Coach – Reinier Madruga Bastida (Industriales de La Habana) 
Hitting Coach – Javier Pando Delgado (Cazadores de Artemisa)
First Base Coach – Cecilio Javier Dreke Carrera (Industriales de La Habana) 
Third Base Coach – José L. Crespo León (Cazadores de Artemisa)

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