Oaxaca Guerreros manager Enrique Reyes speaks with pitcher Luis Méndez at Eduardo Vasconcelos Stadium on May 10, 2015 in Oaxaca, Mexico. Reyes will manage Mexico at the 2023 Central American and Caribbean Games in San Salvador, El Salvador. (Photo by Eduardo Gonzalez/LatinContent via Getty Images)
By Conor Liguori
World Baseball Network
Mexico, ranked No. 3 in the World Baseball Rankings, has announced their roster for the 24th Central American and Caribbean Games, which will be held from June 24 to July 8 in San Salvador, El Salvador.
Panama City, Panama was supposed to be the original location of the Central American and Caribbean Games, but the government withdrew in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In 2018, the last time the Central American and Caribbean Games were held, Mexico finished in fourth place with a win-loss record of 3-4. In the games held in Barranquilla, Colombia, Mexico defeated Nicaragua, Venezuela, and Dominican Republic, but fell to Cuba, Colombia, Puerto Rico, and Panama. Mexico is ranked sixth all-time at the event in medals, and has never taken home the gold. Mexico currently has more silver medals than any other participating country with six, and three bronze medals.
The team will be managed by Enrique Reyes, who has a career .496 win percentage in 19 seasons with 10 different teams as a manager in Liga Mexicana de Beisbol.
The Mexico roster will feature two catchers, six infielders, four outfielders, and 12 pitchers. All of the players come from Liga Mexicana de Beisbol, the oldest running professional baseball league in Mexico.
Below is the full 24-man roster Mexico will bring to the 2023 Central American and Caribbean Games in San Salvador, El Salvador.
Alexis Wilson (Tigres de Quintana Roo)
Fernando Flores (Toros de Tijuana)
Jasson Atondo (Olmecas de Tabasco)
Emmanuel Avila (Guerreros de Oaxaca)
Moises Gutierrez (Diablos Rojos del México)
Victor Mendoza (Sultanes de Monterrey)
Hector Mora (El Águila de Veracruz)
Edson Garcia (Acereros de Monclova)
Norberto Obeso (Leones de Yucatan)
Randy Romero (Mariachis de Guadalajara)
Rainel Rosario (Saraperos de Saltillo)
Fernando Villegas (Saraperos de Saltillo)
Wilmer Rios (Acereros de Monclova)
Alexandro Tovalin (Leones de Yucatan)
David Gutierrez (Olmecas de Tabasco)
Juan Gamez (Sultanes de Monterrey)
Francisco Hard (Piratas de Campeche)
Yoanner Negrin (Leones de Yucatan)
Luis Miranda (Guerreros de Oaxaca)
Aldo Montes (Algodoneros de Unión Laguna)
Arturo Lopez (Diablos Rojos del México)
Faustino Carrera (Toros de Tijuana)
Fabian Cota (Diablos Rojos del Mexico)
Samuel Zazueta (El Águila de Veracruz)