Astros Represented in the Caribbean Series

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Jose Siri and Edwin Diaz represent the Houston Astros in the Caribbean Series.

To close out the winter league season, the Caribbean Series hosts the champions of the six major winter leagues. The Houston Astros have two names representing their franchise in Jose Siri and prospect Edwin Diaz.

These two will be representing the countries for which they played their respective winter league seasons in: Siri for the Dominican Republic and Diaz for Puerto Rico.

Siri’s Gigantes de Cibao won the Dominican Winter League (LIDOM) championship this past week, after falling short of the trophy in 2021. The outfielder came onto the season late, after competing in the postseason for the Astros and taking a few weeks off before his return.

Diaz was signed to a minor-league by the Astros in the last two months, as reported by Baseball America in their offseason transaction page. The former Oakland A’s prospect infielder has yet to reach the Major Leagues but has a similar story to Siri.

Although not bouncing around systems before landing in Houston, Diaz is on his last foot for professional baseball in the United States. Just like Siri, Diaz will start in Triple-A and look to make a case to be promoted late into the regular season.

The series begins on Friday in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, as Astros fans will have some familiar faces to look at beyond that of Siri. Former major-league closer Roberto Osuna will be representing Mexico out of their bullpen.

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All games will be aired on ESPN Deportes with Siri facing Diaz on Saturday, as the third contest of the day. The series concludes on Wednesday with the championship game and the subsequent ranking contests.