Elían Leyva returns to Hermosillo.

Elían Leyva will return to Hermosillo this winter after playing with the team for the last two seasons. Leyva who has won 14 games with Hermosillo has also been pitcher of the year twice in the Liga ARCO Mexicana del Pacífico, once with the Naranjeros in 2022 and once with Jalisco in 2019.

The righty pitched this summer in CPBL with the Rakuten Monkeys posting a record of 4-3, a 3.88 ERA and 56 strikeouts in 67 ⅓ innings pitched in route to an All-Star selection in the Asian circuit. Leyva looks to exhibit his talents for another league in the the Far East this winter.

Leyva who was a member of the Cuban National Team in the World Baseball Classic in 2023 looks forward to pitching for México in the 2024 Serie del Caribe this February in Miami. In total 17 Cubans with grace the field this year in the Liga ARCO.

Cubans in the Winter Leagues this season:


Yunesky Maya RHP (Águilas)

Yadiel Hernández OF (Águilas)

César Prieto IF (Águilas)

Ariel Miranda LHP (Águilas)

Dairon Blanco OF (Estrellas)

Yasiel Puig OF (Estrellas)

Roel Santos OF (Estrellas)

José Barrero IF-OF (Estrellas)

Julio Robaina LHP (Estrellas)

Raúl Valdés LHP (Toros)

Darién Núñez LHP (Toros)

Julio Pablo Martínez OF (Toros)

Oscar Luis Colás IF-OF (Toros)

Henry Urrutia 1B-DH (Gigantes)

Liga ARCO Mexicana del Pacífico:

Yasmany Tomás 1B-DH (Los Mochis)

Dany Oramas OF (Los Mochis)***

Daysbel Hernández RHP (Los Mochis)***

Albert Lara IF-OF (Navojoa)

Dariel Álvarez OF (Culiacán)

Miguel Romero RHP (Culiacán)

Peter O’Brien OF-1B (Culiacán) *

Félix Pérez OF-1B (Jalisco)

Yoennis Yera LHP (Jalisco)

Lázaro Blanco RHP (Mazatlán)

Yurisbel Gracial IF-OF (Mazatlán)***

Yoelkis Guibert OF (Guasave)

Yadir Drake OF-1B (Guasave)

JC Escarra C,OF,1B (Guasave)* (**)

Yoanys Quiala RHP (Monterrey)

Odrisamer Despaigne RHP ( Ciudad Obregón)

Elían Leyva RHP (Hermosillo)


Pedro Echemendia RHP (Ponce)

JC Escarra C,IF,OF (Ponce)*(**)

Lázaro Estrada RHP (Santurce)

Orlando Martínez OF (Santurce)


Edgar Escobar RHP (Caribes)


Lorenzo Quintana C (Tigres de Chinandega)

Rubi Silva IF-OF (Tigres de Chinandega)

Dayán García INF (Tigres de Chinandega)

José Ramón Rodríguez (Tigres de Chinandega)

Alay Lago INF (Tren del Norte)

Yoanner Negrín RHP (Leones de León)

Robert Roilan Portuondo RHP (Gigantes de Rivas)


** Will play with Guasave until November, after November will join Ponce.

*** invited to preseason camp

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