Major League Baseball players confirmed their participation in the clinic this Sunday. It will be done with the intention of creating an unforgettable moment for thousands of children who are now only waiting for 11 in the morning at the Quisqueya Juan Marichal Stadium.
Of course, it is also a brushstroke of the blunderbuss that the Dominican Republic plans to put together for the next World Classic.
Those confirmed by the Dominican Baseball Federation, the organizing entity of the activity, are stellar, whether they are respected veterans or figures from their respective Major League teams. Rafael Devers, Juan Soto and Wander Franco will be in the group that will share with the youngsters who are members of the leagues of the associations linked to the federation.
Eloy Jiménez, Starling Marte, Gary Sánchez, Jorge Mateo, Cristian Javier, Bryan Abreu, Luis García, Génesis Cabrera, Teoscar Hernández, Jorge Polanco, Robinson Canó, Reynaldo López, Diego Castillo, José Siri and Camilo Doval will be there from 10 a.m. :30 in the morning at the Quisqueya Stadium in the capital.
The group is completed by Ketel Marte, Framber Valdez, Manuel Margot, Pedro Severino, Francisco Mejía, Gregory Soto, José Ramírez and Nelson Cruz.
“They all have the desire to help, to share, to teach these children on Sunday. They not only want to represent their country in the Classic (Baseball World Cup), but also contribute to children, start creating a legacy together with the Federation,” said Cruz, the general manager of the Dominican team that will compete in the 2023 World Classic.
“We are waiting for more stars for this Sunday and on January 8, also a Sunday, we will hold another clinic in Santiago with players from that northern region. We are very excited because our Major League stars want to plant in the new generations,” said Juan Núñez, president of the Dominican Baseball Federation.