Ciego de Ávila (baseball)

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Ciego de Ávila
Ciego de Ávila Tigres logo.png
League Cuban National Series (Liga Oriental)
Location Ciego de Ávila
Ballpark José Ramón Cepero Stadium
Year founded 1977-78
Nickname(s) Tigres (Tigers), Piñas
League championships 2012
2012-13 Cuban National Series 45-42 (t-5th)
Manager Roger Machado
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Ciego de Ávila is a baseball team in the Cuban National Series. Based in Ciego de Ávila Province, the Tigres have spent most of its history in the bottom reaches of the standings.

However, in recent seasons, the team has turned their fortunes around, making it to the 2011 Series Nacional final (losing to Pinar del Rio in six games). The following season, the Tigres bounded back to the finals again, this time winning their first ever Series Nacional over perennial favourites Industriales in six games.

Ciego de Ávila placed two players, Roger Machado and Maikel Folch, on the Cuban national team for the 2006 World Baseball Classic.

In the 2013 World Baseball Classic, the Tigres had Vladimir Garcia, Yander Guevara and Rusney Castillo all playing on the Cuban National Team.[1]

Current roster (2012-13)[2][edit]

Notable current and former players[edit]

See also[edit]

Team Website - Ciego de Ávila Tigers

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://web.worldbaseballclassic.com/wbc/2013/teams/index.jsp?team=cub&team_id=798
  2. ^ http://www.baseballdecuba.com/newsite/teams/Ciegodeavila.html