The US squadron for Tokyo: there is also the former snow medalist

The US squadron for Tokyo: there is also the former snow medalist

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The US squadron for Tokyo: there is also the former snow medalist

American baseball roster announced with many champions and Eddy Alvarez, already silver in the short track in Sochi 2014

The US team for the Tokyo Games has been announced. Leading it will be Mike Scioscia, who will try to bring back the gold 21 years after the triumph of the national team led by Tom Lasorda, another Italian-American manager. The US will play in the tournament from July 28 against Japan, South Korea, Mexico, Israel, and the Dominican Republic.

On the roster are two former World Series winners, such as pitchers Edwin Jackson, ex LA Dodgers, 37 years old and 14 seasons in Mlb, and David Robertson, 36, ex NY Yankees in 2009, as well as 4 ex All Stars as Todd Frazier. , 35, former Pittsburgh, Scott Kazmir, 37, left-handed pitchers, Eddy Alvarez, 31, of the Miami Marlins, son of Cuban emigrants, already on the podium at the 2014 Sochi Winter Games with the short track relay, became the first Olympic medalist to debut in Mlb after Jim Thorpe in 1912.

The team also includes 22-year-old Shane Baz and 24-year-old Joe Ryan, pitchers such as Simeon Woods Richardson (20 years and 50 strikeouts in 27 innings in Doubles with New Hampshire) and Nick Martinenz, formerly in Toronto and now in Fukuoka, and James Sherfy (San Francisco), as well as Matthew Liberatore called up for the All Star Futures Game. Among the outsiders Bubba Starling and Jarren Duran, 368 average in the qualifying tournament, among the insiders Luke Williams (Philadelphia), the player with the highest average in the qualifiers. Who will play “at home” will be the winger Tyler Austin who plays in the Yokohama team. Excluding Adam Jones. A heavy club is that of Triston Casas (Boston), 21. Other known names: Homer Bailey, DJ Johnson, Trevor Lane, Drew Parrish, Marc Rzepczynski, Logan Forsythe, Luke Williams, Jon Jay and Matt Kemp. On July 30, the debut against Israel. The finals on 7 August. Japan will field former Yankees Masahiro Tanaka and other star Tomoyuki Sugano.

July 3, 2021 (change July 3, 2021 | 01:29)