The Holguin Yunior Paumier, one of the best "utility" of Cuban baseball at present, said he will not participate in the coming Special Series of training of the Cuban baseball players for the Central American and Caribbean Games, Barranquilla 2018.
Selected as the second baseman of the All-Star Team in the recently concluded National Baseball Series, the also third baseman of Los Cachorros of Holguin explained that his decision is due to personal problems related to his beloved mother, who needs medical treatment in La Havana and he must accompany her in the coming weeks. In addition, he has not trained since the end of the playoff of the last championship, told Paumier to Juventud Rebelde newspaper.
The versatile infielder, who won the second place as a reinforcement of Las Tunas baseball team in the second stage of the series, has experienced several disappointments, as he was not included, unjustly, in the national teams recently announced.
Statistically, numbers show plenty of reasons for him to be included in any of these teams, visiting Nicaragua or as a home club against Mexican teams.
In the two qualifying stages, he achieved 366 of average; 516 of OBP and 524 slugging. He connected 107 hits and received 89 walks with only 19 strikeouts in 388 appearances.
Before the playoffs, Paumier finished first in doubles (25), second in walks (89), fourth in hits (107), sixth in offensive average (366) and total of bases traveled (153), seventh in slugging (. 524) and runs scored (61) and ninth in runs batted in (61).
"I’ve worked hard to find a result, I also have aspirations, and I spent almost a year away from home playing with Holguin first and then with Las Tunas and my numbers were good, I deserved at least an explanation," told Paumier to Juventud Rebelde.
Paumier affirmed that he will play in the upcoming National Series with Los Cachorros of Holguin and that his interest in baseball has not diminished.
“I will wear my team's uniform once again in the coming season and I will do it with the same spirit as always,” he concluded.