Tuesday, September 26, 2023 – 12:06 am
Panamanian pitcher Enrique Burgos Jr, is ready to see action with the Leones de Yucatán, from Mexico, in the first edition Baseball Champions League starting this September 28 to Sunday, October 1 at the Kukulcán Alamo Park, in Mérida.
The team presented a roster of 26, with experienced and young players who, with their good performances, had the opportunity to occupy a place on the roster of the 2022 champions of the Mexican Baseball League, who will take the diamond this Thursday against the Caimanes of Barranquilla in their first game.
Pitching will be the main weapon of the longhairs.
Manager Roberto Vizcarra, who is a two-time champion with the club, will once again be the helmsman of the beasts in this edition.
In the tournament, in addition to Yucatán, the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks (champions of the American Association league in the United States), the Alazanes de Granma (champions of the Cuban Baseball League) and the Caimanes de Barranquilla (champions of the Cuban Baseball League) will see action. Colombian Baseball).
Eight games will be played in four days. The tournament will be played in a round-robin format and the first two places will advance to the final, while the two remaining clubs will face each other in a duel for third place.
For Burgos Jr., 32 years old, it will be another experience in his career; he has played in the Major Leagues (debuting on April 29, 2015); Winter Leagues, Caribbean Series and World Classic qualifiers. In addition to seeing action in Major Baseball Championships in Panama.
And after completing this competition, he already has a commitment to the Algodoneros de Guasave of the Mexican Pacific League.
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