Frederich Cepeda

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Cepeda and the second or maternal family name is Cruz.
Frederich Cepeda
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Cepeda with the Yomiuri Giants in 2014
Yomiuri Giants – No. 5
Born: (1980-04-08) April 8, 1980 (age 35)
Sancti Spiritus, Cuba
Bats: Switch Throws: Right
Professional debut
May 15, 2014 for the Yomiuri Giants
Frederich Cepeda

Frederich Cepeda Cruz (born April 8, 1980) is a Cuban professional baseball outfielder for the Yomiuri Giants of Nippon Professional Baseball.

Cepeda previously played for the Cuban national baseball team and Sancti Spíritus of the Cuban National Series. Cepeda was part of the Cuban team that won the gold medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics and second place at the 2006 World Baseball Classic and 2008 Summer Olympics. He was selected as part of the All Stars at the 2009 World Baseball Classic where he had a .500 batting average with 3 homers in 6 games and 24 at-bats.

Cepeda signed with the Yomiuri Giants of Nippon Professional Baseball on April 19, 2014.[1][2][3]

Cepeda won with his national team, the gold medal of the 2014 Central American and Caribbean Games in Veracruz, Mexico.[4][5][6]


  1. ^ Cuban Star Frederich Cepeda To Play In Japan
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  4. ^ "Hockey de RD da salto cualitativo". El Nacional (in Spanish). 2014-11-24. Retrieved 2014-11-28. 
  5. ^ "Veracruz 2014: Cuba, campeón del béisbol centroamericano". (in Spanish). 2014-11-22. Retrieved 2014-11-28. 
  6. ^ "Cuba gana medalla de oro en béisbol". ESPN Deportes (in Spanish). Veracruz, Mexico. EFE. 2014-11-22. Retrieved 2014-11-28. 

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