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José Mayorga to manage Panama in WBSC Premier12 2024
17/05/2024 1 Minute Read

José Mayorga to manage Panama in WBSC Premier12 2024

The 31-year-old former minor league catcher led the Chiriqui Federales to a Panama Professional Winter League title in 2024. "I'm humbled and honoured," he commented.

José Mayorga will manage world No. 10 Panama in the WBSC Premier12 2024 presented by RAXUS.

Born in 1992, Mayorga is a former Minor League Baseball (MiLB) catcher. He appeared in 244 games for the Philadelphia Phillies farm teams from 2010 to 2015. He is currently a minor league coach for the Toronto Blue Jays and has managed the Chiriqui Federales to the Panama professional Winter League title.

"I'm humbled and honoured," commented Mayorga, nicknamed Totin in Panama. We will work hard to showcase Panama on the world stage and improve our ranking."

Panama will compete in Group A in Guadalajara and Tepic (Mexico) from 10 to 14 November. They will face the hosts and world No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 USA, No. 6 Venezuela, No. 7 Netherlands, and No. 12 Puerto Rico.

The top two finishers will advance to the Super Round and face Group A's top two teams, which include No. 1 Japan, No. 4 Korea, No. 5 Chinese Taipei, No. 8 Cuba, No. 9 Dominican Republic and No. 11 Australia.

The Tokyo Dome will host the III WBSC Premier12 Super Round (21-23 November) and medal games (24 November).

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