No ex-Rattlers on Hermosillo. But, there are alumn on the rosters of Caracas of Venenzuela, Mayaguez of Puerto Rico, and Escogido of the Dominican Republic.
The Series starts on Tuesday and is a six-day round robin format.
This year's Caribbean Series starts with the Puerto Rico team squaring off against the Dominican Republic in a matinee followed by the opening ceremony and matchup between Venezuela and Mexico on Tuesday night.Those ex-Rattlers include:
Venezuela and the Dominican Republic will meet on Feb. 4, in the third game of the round-robin for each team, and it's going to be a catfight. Venezuela, the reigning Caribbean Series champion, rolled through the 2009 tournament in Mexicali, Mexico, with a 5-1 record. Last year's team from the Dominican Republic finished in the bottom half of the standings along with Puerto Rico with a 2-4 record. Mexico finished the tourney at 3-3.
Caracas: Carlos Maldonado ('98), Renee Cortes ('03)
Mayaguez: Wilfredo Quintana ('01), Mumba Rivera ('05), Johan Limonta ('06), Martin Maldonado ('09)
Escogido: Julio Mateo ('00), Wladimir Balentien ('04)
Hermosillo may not have any ex-Rattlers, but they do have former Brewers pitcher Elmer Dessens, former Brewers farmhand Ty Taubenheim, and current Brewers minor leaguer Trent Oeltjen.
Please note that the players above are based on the rather extensive rosters on-line. I am not sure who will be on the final rosters for the Series. But, Rattler Radio will have coverage of those Alumni playing down in Venezuela.