Ex-Rockies Player Vinny Castilla Will Coach Mexico

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Retired major-leaguer Vinny Castilla will coach Mexico at the World Baseball Classic.

The tournament in March will be his second term as Mexico's national coach. He also led the team to the bronze medal at last year's Pan American games in Rio De Janiero.

Castilla says the team's strength will be pitching. He says he will look at bringing in both Mexican Major League players as well as those with double nationality.

He plans to first talk to Tampa Bay's Matt Garza. The preliminary player list is due Jan. 16.

Castilla made the comments in a statement posted late Tuesday on the Mexican Baseball Federation's web site.

(Copyright 2008 By The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


KKCO NBC 11 News 2531 Blichmann Avenue Grand Junction, CO 81505 Station Phone: 970.243.1111 Business Fax: 970.243.1770 Newsroom Fax: 970.245.3793 News Tip & Contest Line: 970.255.8477
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 34358189 - nbc11news.com/a?a=34358189