2021 Puerto Rico Olympic Qualifying Roster

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Below is Puerto Rico’s roster for the Americas Qualifier, led by former major leaguers Ivan De Jesus, Jesmuel Valentin and Noel Cuevas.

The team will be managed by former outfielder and two-time AL MVP Juan Gonzalez

Name Position B/T Ht. Wt. Place of Birth Previous MLB Organization
Jason Garcia RHP R/R 6-0 185 Bronx, NY Baltimore Orioles (MLB)
Luis Cintron LHP L/L 5-11 155 Las Piedras, P.R.  
Hector Acevedo RHP R/R 5-11 182 N/A  
Luis Cruz LHP L/L 5-9 205 San Juan, P.R. Houston Astros (AAA)
Jesus Ortiz RHP R/R 6-2 185 Albonito, P.R. Tampa Bay Rays (A)
Julio Torres LHP L/L 6-3 210 N/A  
Bryan Escanio RHP R/R 6-1 185 Canovanos, P.R Arizona Diamondbacks (R)
Miguel Martinez LHP L/L 6-2 205 Santurce, P.R Seattle Mariners (A+)
Ivan Maldonado RHP R/R 6-4 230 New York, N.Y New York Mets (AAA)
Efrain Nieves LHP L/L 6-0 170 Bayamon, P.R. Toronto Blue Jays (A+)
Freddie Cabrera RHP R/R 6-5 210 Moca, P.R. Los Angeles Dodgers (AA)
Christian Flecha LHP L/L 6-2 150 Humacao, P.R. Kansas City Royals (R)
Ruben Castro C L/R 5-9 205 Humacao, P.R. Houston Astros (A+)
Michael Arroyo C R/R 6-1 181 Ponce, P.R. Kansas City Royals (R)
Yomar Cruz C R/R 6-0 235 Canovanos, P.R  
Aldemar Burgos OF R/R 6-0 165 San Juan, P.R. San Diego Padres (A+)
Kelvin Perez 3B R/R 6-2 N/A San Juan, P.R.  
Edwin Gomez OF B/R 6-3 175 Caugas, P.R Houston Astros (R)
Noel Cuevas OF R/R 6-2 225 Camuy, P.R. Colorado Rockies (MLB)
Ozzie Martinez SS R/R 5-11 200 Carolina, P.R. Atlanta Braves (AAA)
Luis Mateo 2B/SS R/R 6-0 175 Bayamon, P.R. Atlanta Braves (AAA)
Nelson Molina 3B L/R 6-3 175 Arecibo, P.R. Colorado Rockies (AAA)
Ivan De Jesus 2B/SS/3B R/R 5-11 200 Guaynabo, P.R. Minnesota Twins (AAA)
Jesmuel Valentin 3B B/R 5-9 180 Manati, P.R. Baltimore Orioles (AA)
Kevin Luciano 1B R/R 6-4 247 Cambridge, Mass.  
Rey Navarro 2B R/R 5-10 185 Caugas, P.R New York Yankees (AAA)

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