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By Jose M. Romero / @RomeroJose
Everth Cabrera has a plan for after the 2012 major-league baseball season ends, one that he hopes will happen. The San Diego Padres infielder from Managua, Nicaragua, has expressed a desire to represent his country in World Baseball Classic preliminary pool play in November in Panama City, Panama.
Nicaragua was invited to WBC qualifying, and if it wins a modified double-elimination pool that includes teams from Brazil, Colombia and Panama, Nicaragua will be in the 16-team field of the third playing of the World Baseball Classic that takes place in March of 2013.
As one of only a scant few Nicaraguans in the major leagues, Cabrera, assuming he is invited to play, will be a central figure in how his team fares. He said veteran major-league pitcher Vicente Padilla and rookie Erasmo Ramirez from the Seattle Mariners organization could join him in Panama, along with a number of Nicaraguans in the U.S. minor leagues.