In his role as captain of the Venezuelan team that will participate next March in the fifth edition of the World Baseball Classic, Miguel Cabrera demanded responsibility with the country's jersey from the players who will accompany him in the demanding commitment.
After meeting at the beginning of the week in Miami with the manager, Omar López, Cabrera commented on his account on the social network Instagram, the following: “Here I am learning about those who said NO to the Clásico. The same story cannot be repeated, you have to have a commitment to the country”.
In the two most recent editions of the event, there were problems with the additions of pitcher Félix Hernández, who before the 2013 season signed a $175 million, seven-year contract with the Seattle Mariners, and in 2017, with Pablo Sandoval, who had agreed to with the Red Sox in 2015, for five seasons and $95, and they recommended him not to participate in the 2017 classic, because he had been injured for a good part of the previous season.
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On this occasion, it has only been anticipated that receivers Willson Contreras (San Luis), William Contreras (Milwaukee), who will be starters in new teams, and Freddy Fermín, who is looking for a place as a substitute in Kansas City, will not intervene.
Twenty years of trade in the Major Leagues and the fact of having participated in each of the four previous editions of the World Classic, give Cabrera the authority to demand a commitment to the country.
It also remains for the Venezuelan Baseball Federation to reveal to the fans who are the 50 or 35 players summoned to the preselection, so that they are not speculating with the names