The Villa Clara receiver clarified the reasons for his decision
Another important player resigned in the last hours to continue playing in Cuban baseball. Villa Clara receiver Yulexis La Rosa decided to hang up the harness at the age of 42, as he did not believe himself fit to endure general training in preparation for the upcoming 61 National Series, which will be played during the daytime.
La Rosa, who has played 21 national championships, confessed to the local station CMWH that the main reason for retiring from active sport is the long time you have not seen action on a ball court. Since the last National Series ended, almost a year has passed where everything has been paralyzed due to the pandemic.
The receiver, a native of the Quemado de Güines municipality, thinks that his body would not endure another exhausting season in the difficult and exhausting catching position.
With his decision, Cuban baseball loses another figure, which although veteran, contributed quality to the battered national sport that suffers from the departures of its best talents. La Rosa was recognized for helping with his experience the development of the youngest pitchers, both in the control of their pitches and in the technical-tactical thinking when facing the rival.
La Rosa debuted in the highest category of Cuban baseball with the Villa Clara provincial team in 2000, during the 40th National Series. From the beginning, he was known for being an excellent defensive catcher, but an inconsistent hitter.
In the 52nd Series he was crowned national champion with his Villa Clara team, ending a drought of titles in the province that lasted almost 20 years.
He was part of the Cuba team in the top against Nicaragua held in that country in June 2012. The greatest success of his career would come in 2013, when he was called to play for the Cuba team that would participate in the III World Baseball Classic, above his teammate Ariel Pestano and sharing the position with Frank Camilo Morejón and Eriel Sánchez.
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Another important player resigns from Cuban baseball