Manduley back with the Capitals

Manduley de retour avec les Capitales

The shortstop cuban Yordan Manduley will be very likely to return to Quebec this year, according to Patrick Scalabrini.

January 14, 2020 4: 00

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Manduley back with the Capitals

Manduley de retour avec les Capitales

Ian Bussières

The Sun

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Freshly arrived from Cuba where he attended a few matches of the knock-out stages of the “Serie Nacional” of baseball, the manager of the Capitals of Quebec, Patrick Scalabrini, says that the shortstop cuban Yordan Manduley, which is in line with the Caps for 2015, and wore the colours of Cachorros de Holguín and Leñadores of Las Tunas this year in Cuba, will return to Quebec this year.

“Manduley, it is a folder quite simple. It will come back unless a big surprise,” said Scalabrini, in the interview with The Sun. It would like to host one or two other cuban players for the next season, but he said that negotiations on this subject with the government of cuba had not advanced during its travel. “We met members of the commission without really talking business. It simply waits for the end of the Serie Nacional in a few days and after that, we will try to be more aggressive”, he said.

Gracial

Scalabrini was able to see the work Manduley, but also his former protégé Yurisbel Gracial, which snaps the past two seasons with the Softbank Hawks of Fukuoka in Japan, and which also bears the colors of the Cocodrilos of Matanzas, who are currently grand-finale against the Toros de Camagüey.

He has also seen it evolve to the shortstop Erisbel Arruebarrena, who had defected to sign a contract of $ 25 million with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2014, but has since returned to the fold and lines up with the Cocodrilos after having been forgiven by his government. “I believe that he has not put a single ball in play during the series!” commented the Scalabrini about the one who had hit 19 homers since the start of the season. “It attracts me now much less”, he dropped.

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