The Caribbean Series finished Monday and the team representing Mexico won the championship for 2011. The Yaquis de Ciudad Obregon finished the series 4-2 to win their first title and the first title for Mexico since 2005.
The Dominican team was unable to repeat their performance from one year ago in which LIDOM champion Escogido won the Caribbean Series title. The Toros de la Romana represented the Dominican league this year, and though they did not win, they had a good showing and finished in a tie for second.
There were also three Dominican players and one Cuban player representing the Toros on the Caribbean Series all-star team. Third baseman Danny Richar, left fielder Ruddy Yan, and center fielder Jose Constanza were the Dominican players to make the all-star team for the Toros. They were joined by Cuban teammate Raul Valdes. The Dominican team was only outdone in all-star selections by the Mexican side, which had five selections including MVP Jorge Vazquez.
All four participating countries host the series on a rotating basis. Next year the tournament will be in the Dominican Republic, and La Romana is hoping to host the event for the first time, though Santo Domingo is always in the running to host.
Caribbean Series 2011 All-Star Team:
Iker Franco, C, Mexico
Jorge Vazquez, 1B, Mexico
Alex Cora, 2B, Puerto Rico
Danny Richar, 3B, Dominican Republic
Henry Rodriguez, SS, Venezuela
Ruddy Yan, LF, Dominican Republic
Jose Constanza, CF, Dominican Republic
Karim Garcia, RF, Mexico
Barbaro Canizares, DH, Mexico
Raul Valdez, LHP, Dominican Republic
Juan Padilla, RHP, Puerto Rico
Jorge Vazquez, MVP, Mexico