By José Alejandro Rodríguez Zas
Cuban baseball players Yoelkis Guibert and Yordan Manduley will be traveling to Canada this weekend to join the Quebec Capitals, with whom they signed a contract a few months ago, to play the 2022 season of the Frontier League.
Nous avons été patients et maintenant c'est officiel: les cubains débarquent à Québec! 🇨🇺— Capitales de Québec (@CapitalesQuebec) June 23, 2022
C'est en fin de semaine que Yordan Manduley et Yoelkis Guibert seront dans la capitale et au coeur de l'alignement des Capitales. Venez les accueillir et les encourager au Stade Canac! 👊 pic.twitter.com/baxvaeZiZH
“We were patient and now it’s official: the Cubans are coming to Quebec! It’s at the end of the week that Yordan Manduley and Yoelkis Guibert will be in the capital and in the middle of the Capitals lineup. Come welcome them and cheer them on at Stade Canac!” the team wrote on its official Twitter account.
Although the Frontier League campaign is already its 30th game, the Capitals’ management fulfilled its promise to take the two Cuban players to Canada, which was delayed due to different visa problems, which had been requested more than two months ago, said the source.
Manduley will play his sixth season with the Capitales, a team with which he has historically had an excellent offensive performance, to which he can add, in addition, his incursion with the Navegantes de Magallanes of Venezuelan professional baseball.
Guibert, on the other hand, will play for the first time in Canada, after two years playing in the Mexican Pacific League with the Tomateros de Culiacán.
So far, Quebec leads the tournament standings in its East Division with a 26-9 record, two games ahead of the Ottawa Titans (23-10) and five ahead of the Sussex County Miners (22-15), so the entry of Guibert and Manduley will be very important for their aspirations to win the section and fight for the division title.