Jose Bautista He said he was relieved and ready to help the country qualify and put on a generous show in Tokyo 2020, and win a medal at the Olympic Games scheduled to begin on July 23.
“We are ready to go out on the field and see the situation in front of us, play the game on a daily basis, and we have a lot that we don’t use, but I feel good in the hitter box, in practice,” said the former Major League Baseball.
Bautista is part of the squad that will represent the Dominican Republic In the pre-Olympiad held in Miami in search of a venue for the continental competition scheduled to take place in July.
The Quisqueyan Group is part of Group A along with the United States, Puerto Rico and Nicaragua.
The tournament winner will be ranked fifth out of the six teams to be measured in Tokyo. Florida’s runners-up and third place will have one last chance to qualify for the Olympics in Mexico, June 16-20.
In his major league career, he averaged 247, 288 home tours and 975 RBIs.
Four countries already have their tickets to the Olympics: host Japan, Israel, South Korea and Mexico, which advanced by leaving the United States on the ground at the WBSC Premier12 Championship in Tokyo in 2019.
“I am available for the country and I appreciate the opportunity I have had to participate in this selection,” said the 15-year-old in major tournaments with the Toronto Blue Jays, Pittsburgh Pirates, Atlanta Braves, the New York Mets and the Philadelphia Phillies.
In his career, he averaged 247, 288 homeowners and 975 RBI.