The Colombian pitcher of Palestinian origin, Nabil Crismatt, belonging to the San Diego Padres, would be the one chosen by the South American team to open in his debut in the World Classic before his similar from Mexico next Saturday March 11 in Arizona.
Crismatt will climb on the mound for the Colombians before the loss of their star pitcher José Quintana for the New York Mets due to a stiff left side. “It has been a very difficult decision for me because, like all my teammates, I have the illusion of going out and giving everything for the national team, but as a professional I am aware that without health this is not possible.Quintana wrote at the time after confirming his resignation from the team.
It should be noted that Crismatt has an important minor league record with a total of 88 starts in 173 games. and also opened a total of four games with the Oriental Stars in the Dominican Republic. In the Big Top he records an opening that lasted three episodes in which he prescribed four strikeouts, gave three walks and allowed one hit.
Mexico and Colombia face off next Saturday, March 11, in Arizonain what will be the debut of both teams in the World Baseball Classic, in a group that includes the United States, Canada and Great Britain.
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