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01/30/2006 Archived Entry: "Cuban Players in USA or Other Countries"

Cuban Players in USA or other Countries by Cubano

With this entry, I like to list Cuban players that were active in the Majors or minors in 2005. I will linclude also some who have signed contracts in 2006.

Cuban Players in MLB or Minor Leagues

Danys Baez Pitcher Devil Rays
Livan Hernandez Pitcher Nationals
Orlando Hernandez Pitcher White Sox
Jose Contreras Pitcher White Sox
Alain Soler Pitcher Mets
Yuniesky Betancourt SS/2B Mariners
Kendry Morales 1B/3B/Outfielder Angels (AA)
Brayan Pena C Braves (AAA)
Michel Hernandez C Cardinals
Ariel Prieto Pitcher Marlins (AAA)
Jorge Toca 1b White sox (AAA)
Michael Tejera Pitcher Rangers (AAA)
Juan Diaz 1B Cardinals (AA)
Vladimir Nunez Pitcher Indians (AAA)
Raul Valdez Pitcher Cubs (AAA)
Alex Sanchez Outfielder Giants
Eddy Oropeza Pitcher Orioles (AAA)
Juan Muniz Outfielder Marlins (AA)
Yobal Duenas 2B/3B Yankees (AA)
Arian Cruz Pitcher Reds (AA)
Hansel Izquierdo Pitcher Pirates (AA)
Maikel Jova Outfielder Blue Jays (AA)
Joel Perez Outfielder Yankees (Rookie)
Maique Quintero Pitcher Nationals (A)
Gary Galvez Pitcher Red Sox (A)
Yunel Escobar SS/3B Braves (A)
Saydel Beltran Pitcher Yankees (A)
Mael Rodriguez Pitcher Diamondbacks (Rookie)
Jose Cordero Pitcher Twins (A)
Rafael Galvizo Pitcher Marlins (A)
Roberto Sotolongo Pitcher Cubs (Dominican Cubs)
William Plaza Catcher Yankees (A)
Francisley Bueno Pitcher Braves (signed in 2006)
Barbaro Canizares Outfielder/Catcher Braves (signed in 2006)

In other countries waiting legal papers and holding tryouts:

Dominican Republic

Yamel Guevara Pitcher
Osbeck Castillo Pitcher
Juan Miguel Miranda Outfielder
Ayalen Ortiz Outfielder
Donell Linares Infielder

Costa Rica/Nicaragua

Michel Abreu 1B
Mikel Neninger Pitcher
Yosandry Ibanez Pitcher
Amaury Sanit Pitcher


Amaury Casanas Outfielder
Hassan Pena Pitcher
Reinier Bermudez Pitcher


Miguel Perez Pitcher Saraperos de Saltillo
Osvaldo Fernandez Pitcher Olmecas de Tabasco
Adrian Hernandez Pitcher Vaqueros Laguna


Julio Villalon Pitcher Palfinger Reggio Emilia
Jesus Ametler infielder C. dei Normanni Paternò
Roberto Colina 1B Caffè Danesi Nettuno
William Ortega outfielder Caffè Danesi Nettuno

Independent Leagues

* Edisbel Benitez Pitcher El Paso Diablos Central League
* Jose Cano Infielder El Paso Diablos Central League
Carlos Castillo Infielder El Paso Diablos Central League
Jorge Diaz infielder El Paso Diablos Central League
Alexis Hernandez Catcher Yuma Scorpions Golden Baseball League
Oscar Macias Infielder El Paso Diablos Central League
* Agustin Marquetti Pitcher El Paso Diablos Central League
Rolando Viera Pitcher Elmira Pioneers CAN-AM League
Amaury Casañas infielder Elmira Pioneers CAN-AM League
Yolexandry Reina Pitcher Toronto Maple Leafs Intercounty Baseball League

* realesed

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