Pedro Luis Lazo

This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Lazo and the second or maternal family name is Iglesias.
Pedro Luis Lazo
Medal record
Men's baseball
Representing  Cuba
Olympic Games
1996 Atlanta Team
2000 Sydney Team
2004 Athens Team
2008 Beijing Team
Baseball World Cup
1998 Rome Team
2001 Taipei Team
2003 Havana Team
2005 Rotterdam Team
2007 Taipei Team
2009 Nettuno Team
Intercontinental Cup
1995 Havana Team
1997 Barcelona Team
2002 Havana Team
2006 Taichung Team
Pan American Games
1995 Mar del Plata Team
1999 Winnipeg Team
2007 Rio de Janeiro Team
Central American and Caribbean Games
1998 Maracaibo Team
2006 Cartagena Team

Pedro Luis Lazo Iglesias (born April 15, 1973 in Pinar del Río Province, Cuba) is a top pitcher in Cuban baseball. He is used predominantly as a reliever in international competition, although he is a starter in the Cuban National Series, where he plays for Pinar del Río. His fastball has been clocked at 97 mph, and he combined it with a mid-80s slider.[1]


Lazo was part of the gold medal-winning Cuban teams at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics and 2004 Athens games, and won silver at the 2000 Sydney and 2008 Beijing Olympics.[2] He also appeared in the exhibition series between the Cuban national team and the Baltimore Orioles in 1999.

During the World Cup of Baseball in 2005 in the Netherlands, Lazo had 2 wins, 0 losses with 2 saves, a 0.54 earned run average, and just 7 hits against in 16⅔ innings. He also pitched for Cuba in the World Baseball Classic in March 2006 and recorded an impressive 4⅔ inning save against Dominican Republic in the semifinals matchup.

Lazo is the current and active wins leader in the Cuban National Series with 249 wins.[3]

Personal life

His cousin, Raudel Lazo, defected from Cuba to play in Major League Baseball.[4]


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