Roger Mooney covers the Tampa Bay Rays for The Tampa Tribune, TBO.com and News Channel 8. He has covered the Rays since their first season in 1998, including 11 years for the Bradenton Herald. Roger has also covered Florida, South Florida and Florida State football, the Bucs and the Lightning.
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Ramos to pitch for Mexico in WBC
Posted Feb 20, 2013 by Roger Mooney
Updated Feb 20, 2013 at 11:07 AM
PORT CHARLOTTE Rays left-hander Cesar Ramos has been added to Mexico’s roster for next month’s World Baseball Classic.
This brings the total of Rays headed to the tournament to four as Ramos joins utility fielder Ben Zobrist (USA), closer Fernando Rodney (Dominican) and catcher Jose Molina (Puerto Rico).
Pitcher Joel Peralta withdrew from the Dominican team last weekend.
Ramos’s parents, Ramon and Maria, emigrated from Chihuahua, Mexico 33 years ago to Southern California.
All four players will leave the Rays by March 1 for the training camps of their respective teams.
The Dominican opens pool play March 7 against Venezuela in Puerto Rico.
Puerto Rico begins pool play March 8 against Spain.
Mexico and the USA meet in the first game of pool play March 8 in Phoenix.