Cardinals Winter Leagues Notebook: 01/26/11

Yadier Molina talks about his friendship with Albert Pujols and says he is 100% ready to go for 2011 spring training. Former MiLB's Javier Brito bounces back after losing job, Ober Moreno voices opinion about Caracas fans in LVBP. Ex-Cardinal Tony Pena's mother passes away. Robinson Cancel doubles twice in Puerto Rico.

Former Cardinals - Spring Training 2011


Todd Wellemeyer (Former St. Louis) signed a minor league contract with the Cubs: Cubs Official Site


Beau Riportella (Former Quad Cities) is looking to get back into baseball after sitting out a year: MiLB Official Site (special thanks to CariocaCardinal for brining this to my attention)



Mexican Pacific League Championship


Iker Franco (Former Springfield-Obregon) started at catcher and batted sixth.  1-for-4 with one run and two strikeouts.

Hugo Castellanos (Former Memphis-Obregon) entered in the eighth and pitched to two batters.  He allowed no hits or runs, and hit one batter. (g/f:2-0)


Guasave beat Obregon 2-1

LMP Official Site Post Game


Wednesday's Game:

Obregon (2-2) visits Guasave (2-2) @ 7:30 PM



Venezuelan League Championship


No games scheduled for Tuesday



Javier Brito (Former Memphis-Margarita) lost his starting position last winter and worked hard last summer playing for Pensacola (Atlantic League) only to return and earn it back by the end of the season: Margarita Official Site


Orber Moreno (Former Memphis-Caracas/Aragua) and Jesus Guzman (Padres-Caracas/Aragua) were unhappy how the fans acted after the team was eliminated form the LVBP round robin: El Universal


Wednesday's Game:

Caribes (2-0) visits Aragua (0-2) @ 8:30 PM VST



Dominican League Championship


Azucareros swept Estrellas in four games



Tony Pena's (Former St. Louis-Aguilas MGR) mother passed away on Tuesday morning: Aguilas Official Site

Ramon Ortiz (Rays-Licey/Estrellas) has said he will join Azucareros for the Caribbean Series: Azucareros Official Site



Puerto Rican League Championship


Robinson Cancel (Former Memphis-Ponce) started at catcher and batted third.  2-for-4 with two doubles, one run, grounded into double play, and allowed two stolen bases.


Danilo Sanchez (Former Springfield-Caguas) entered late in the game at catcher.

Bartolo Colon (White Sox Free Agent-Caguas) started and pitched seven innings. He allowed 11 hits, three earned runs, and struck eight out for the losing decision (0-1). (g/f:7-5)


Ponce beat Caguas 4-2

Primera Hora Post Game



Yadier Molina (St. Louis-Carolina) talks about his friendship with Albert Pujols (St. Louis-Gigantes/Dominican League) and understands the business of free agency. He visited a high school in Puerto Rico with his brother Jose, and talked to students. Molina also says he is 100% recovered and ready to go for spring training.  Vocero


Wednesday's Game:

Caguas (2-3) visits Ponce (3-2) @ 7:00 PM AST



Nicaraguan League Championship


Boer beat Chinandega 12-1: LNBP Official Site Post Game


Wednesday's Game:

Chinandega (1-2) visits Boer (2-1)



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