Eduardo Pérez resigns as general manager of Puerto Rico for the 2023 World Baseball Classic

Eduardo Pérez, former baseball player and commentator for the ESPN network, announced his resigns as general manager of the Puerto Rico team for the 2023 World Baseball ClassicThis is only two months after assuming said position and six months before the tournament begins.

As Perez explained, his decision is due to the differences he had with the president of the Puerto Rico Baseball Federation, José Quiles“in very important matters in relation to the preparation of the team” and the well-known disagreement that there was over the choice of manager.

And it is that since the preparations of said selection began for the World Baseball Classic, José Quiles had said that San Luis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina would be the manager. However, it is said that Pérez preferred Joe Espada, who is part of the Houston Astros coaching staff.

The vast majority of the teams that will participate in this tournament have already defined their coach, but the differences between the aforementioned managers, They have not allowed Puerto Rico to choose their pilot.

In the announcement of his resignation, which was published on his social networks, the former baseball player affirms that he hopes that “the Baseball Federation can select the professionals of this sport -which fortunately in Puerto Rico abound- (and) that they are of your choice”.

This team paralyzed the country in the 2013 and 2017 editions by achieving runner-up, so it is natural that as the next World Baseball Classic approaches, this is one of the main issues on the island and the expectation is enormous. Especially when the team has the talent to reach the final again and the commitment of the players is total,” Pérez added in the statement.

For his part, José Quiles thanked Eduardo Pérez for the work done and affirmed that from this moment on they will begin to look for a new person to occupy the position of general manager of the Puerto Rican team.

“We will continue working with the preparation of the team, to present a first-rate squad to go in search of that much-desired championship,” said the president of the Puerto Rico Baseball Federation.

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