Cardinals Winter Leagues Notebook: 01/21/11

Tyler Greene takes a hit by pitch, Romulo Ruiz and Jose Garcia connect for hits while former MiLB Javier Brito hits a grand slam in the LVBP. Ex-MiLB Julio Manon earns his third save in the Dominican League postseason. Former MiLB Chad Gabriel drives in one run in the ABL. Jeff Suppan and Nate Robertson find new homes for the 2011 season.

Former Cardinals - Spring Training

 

Joe Pinto resigned his position as general manager of Roger Dean Stadium to join the Norfolk Tides (Orioles Triple-A) front office: Palm Beach Post

 

Cardinals were one of six teams that pursued Pirates minor league free agent right-handed pitcher Dustin Molleken, but the Rockies came with a better offer to win him over: Leader Post

 

Jeff Suppan (Former St. Louis) has signed a minor league contract with the Giants according to Mychael Urban.

 

Nate Robertson (Former Memphis) signed a minor league deal with the Mariners: Sports Illustrated


 

Mexican Pacific League Championship

 

No game on Thursday

Friday's Game:

Guasave visits Obregon @ 7:30 PM MST

 

 

Venezuelan League Round Robin

 

Javier Brito (Former Memphis-Margarita) started at first base and batted fourth.  1-for-4 with one home run, four RBIs, one run, two strikeouts, and assisted in two double plays.

Dennys Abreu (Former Tennessee-Margarita) started at third base and batted eighth.  1-for-4 with one run, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.

 

Margarita beat Caracas 9-5

LVBP Official Site Post Game

 

Romulo Ruiz (Johnson City-Zulia) started at first base and batted fifth.  0-for-4 at the plate.

Timo Perez (Former St. Louis-Zulia) entered late in the game in left field.

 

Tyler Greene (St. Louis-Aragua) started at shortstop and batted eighth.  0-for-3 with one hit by pitch and one strikeout.

Jose Garcia (Springfield-Aragua) entered late in the game as a pinch runner and took over second base, batting ninth.  0-for-1 with one strikeout.

 

Aragua beat Zulia 3-2 in 11 innings

LVBP Official SIte Post Game


Friday's Games:

Caribes (10-5) visits Aragua (10-5) @ 7:30 PM VST

Caracas (9-6) visits Margarita (5-10) @ 7:30 PM VST

 

 

Dominican League Championship

 

Julio Manon (Former Johnson City-Azucareros) entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, one walk, and struck one out for the save (3). (g/f:0-2)

 

Pablo Ozuna (Former Peoria-Estrellas) started in left field and batted seventh.  1-for-3 with one sacrifice and one stolen base.

 

Azucareros beat Estrellas 3-1

Listin Diario Post Game

 

Notes:

Montaneros del Sur improves to 7-0 in the Dominican Prospect League: Listin Diario


Friday's Game:

Estrellas (0-2) visits Azucareros (2-0) @ 5:00 PM AST

 

 

Puerto Rican League Championship

 

No game for Thursday

 

Notes:

Bartolo Colon (White Sox Free Agent-Aguilas/Escogido/Caguas) has received offers from the Rangers and Pirates: Primera Hora

 

Friday's Games:

Caguas (1-0) visits Ponce (0-1) @ 7:00 PM AST

 

 

Australian League

 

Chad Gabriel (Former Quad Cities-Brisbane) started in left field and batted fifth.  1-for-3 with one RBI, one run, one sac fly, one hit by pitch, and two strikeouts.

 

Adelaide beat Brisbane 6-5 in 10 innings

ABL Official Site Post Game

 

 

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