Minnesota Twins Ace, former Cy Young Award winner Johan Santana excited about Venezuela in inaugural World Baseball Classic next spring.
”I’ll be there. Venezuela has a great opportunity because of the quality of its baseball players at the moment,” the left-hander said.
New York Yankees coach Luis Sojo has been chosen to manage the Venezuelan team, which is considered among the top teams for the tournament in March. The lineup will be bolstered by Miguel Cabrera of the Florida Marlins and Bobby Abreu of the Philadelphia Phillies and other big stars.
Venezuela will be playing first round in Cracker Jack Stadium at Disney Wide World of Sports, Florida in Pool D, which includes Australia, Italy and the Dominican Republic.