Panama’s ProBeis Will Start January 2, Champion Will Go To Caribbean Series

By Matthew Tallarini
World Baseball Network

The Panama ProBeis league announced the schedule and rosters for all three teams.

Opening Day of the 2024 ProBeis season is Jan. 2. 

Panama ProBeis is the last league to start that will send a team to the Caribbean Series. 

The Federales de Chiriquí, Panamá Metro and Águilas Metropolitanas are the only teams participating in the 2024 season. Games during the 2024 ProBeis regular season will take place at Estadio Rod Carew in Panama City, Panama, and Estadio de Béisbol Justino Salinas in La Chorrera, Panama. 

The Federales de Chiriquí and the Águilas Metropolitanas are the only teams returning from the 2022-23 ProBeis regular season for 2024. 

The Astronautas Los Santos will not return for the upcoming 2024 ProBeis regular season after playing the 2022-23 season. 

Atlánticos de Bocas Del Toro y Colón participated in the 2022-23 ProBeis season but will not participate in the 2024 regular season, the league announced on Nov. 9. 

In the 2023 best-of-five championship series last season, the Federales de Chiriquí swept the Atlánticos de Bocas Del Toro y Colón in three games to go to the 2023 Caribbean Series in Caracas, Venezuela. 

Panama finished 3-4 at the eight-team tournament and did not qualify for the semifinals. The 2023 Caribbean Series was the first time in the history of the tournament that it expanded to eight teams. 

Panama will send the winning team of the 2024 Probeis season to the 2024 Caribbean Series in Miami at loanDepot Park. Panama is one of the three invitees from the Confederación de Béisbol Profesional del Caribe to play in the 2024 event, along with Nicaragua and Curacao. 

The 2024 Caribbean Series will be the first time that the tournament is being played at a Major League Baseball stadium since the event started in 1949. There will be seven nations participatingwith one team sitting out on each day of pool play. 

The Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Mexico, and Venezuela will all participate in the 2024 Caribbean Series. Cuba and Colombia participated in the 2023 event but are not sending teams to the 2024 Caribbean Series in Miami. 

Nicaragua will bring a roster chosen by the Federación Nicaragüense de Béisbol Asociada rather than the Liga de Béisbol Profesional Nacional champion to the Caribbean Series. Curacao’s entry will be the Curacao Suns, their 2023 Curacao Professional Baseball League champion. 

Nicaragua will participate in the Caribbean Series for the first time. Curacao went 2-5 in their first appearance at the 2023 Caribbean Series and will return to the event for the second consecutive year. 

This will be Panama’s sixth consecutive year sending a team to the Caribbean Series. They will open play on Feb. 2, the second day of the tournament, against Curacao at 10:30 a.m. EST at loanDepot Park on ESPN Deportes. 

Panama will have the day off during the seven team tournament on Feb. 1. 

Rosters for the 2024 ProBeis regular season will include professional free agents, players that played in the 2023 Liga de Béisbol de Panamá Mayor regular season, former and current MLB players, players in the minor leagues with MLB organizations and players that have experience playing in international professional leagues.  

The top two teams in the 2024 ProBeis regular season will play in a best-of-five championship series, with the last game of the series, if necessary, scheduled for January 28. 

The league has yet to announce where, and if, games will be streamed live.

2024 Panama ProBeis Regular Season Schedule 

Jan. 2, 2024 
7 p.m. EST – Aguilas Metropolitanas vs. Panamá Metro – Estadio Rod Carew

Jan. 3, 2024 
7 p.m. EST – Panamá Metro vs. Federales de Chiriquí – Estadio Rod Carew 

Jan. 4, 2024 
7 p.m. EST – Federales de Chiriquí vs. Águilas Metropolitanas – Estadio Rod Carew 

Jan. 5, 2024 
7 p.m. EST – Panamá Metro vs. Aguilas Metropolitanas – Estadio de Béisbol Justino Salinas

Jan. 6, 2024 
1 p.m. EST – Federales de Chiriquí vs. Panamá Metro – Estadio de Béisbol Justino Salinas

Jan. 7, 2024 
1 p.m. EST – Aguilas Metropolitanas vs. Federales de Chiriquí – Estadio de Béisbol Justino Salinas

Jan. 8, 2024 
1 p.m. EST – Aguilas Metropolitanas vs. Panamá Metro – Estadio de Béisbol Justino Salinas

Jan. 9, 2024 
5 p.m. EST – Panamá Metro vs. Federales de Chiriquí – Estadio de Béisbol Justino Salinas

Jan. 10, 2024 
5 p.m. EST – Federales de Chiriquí vs. Aguilas Metropolitanas – Estadio de Béisbol Justino Salinas

Jan. 11, 2024 
5 p.m. EST – Panamá Metro vs. Aguilas Metropolitanas – Estadio de Béisbol Justino Salinas

Jan. 12, 2024 
7 p.m. EST – Federales de Chiriquí vs. Panamá Metro – Estadio Rod Carew 

Jan. 13, 2024 
4 p.m. EST – Aguilas Metropolitanas vs. Federales de Chiriquí – Estadio Rod Carew 

Jan. 14, 2024 
4 p.m. EST – Aguilas Metropolitanas vs. Panamá Metro – Estadio Rod Carew 

Jan. 15, 2024 
7 p.m. EST – Panamá Metro vs. Federales de Chiriquí – Estadio Rod Carew 

Jan. 16, 2024 
7 p.m. EST – Federales de Chiriquí vs. Águilas Metropolitanas – Estadio Rod Carew 

Jan. 17, 2024 
7 p.m. EST – Panamá Metro vs. Águilas Metropolitanas – Estadio Rod Carew 

Jan. 18, 2024 
10 a.m. EST – Federales de Chiriquí vs. Panamá Metro – Estadio Rod Carew 

Jan. 19, 2024 
10 a.m. EST – Aguilas Metropolitanas vs Federales de Chiriquí – Estadio Rod Carew 

Jan. 20, 2024 
10 a.m. EST – Aguilas Metropolitanas vs. Panama Metro – Estadio Rod Carew 

Jan. 21, 2024 
10 a.m. EST – Panamá Metro vs. Federales de Chiriquí – Estadio Rod Carew 

Jan. 22, 2024 
10 a.m. EST – Federales de Chiriquí vs. Aguilas Metropolitanas – Estadio Rod Carew 

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