Cardinals Winter Leagues Notebook: 01/28/11

Tyler Greene doubles and drives in three runs for Player of the Day, Jose Martinez hits a two-run home run, and Jose Garcia gets a little action in as Aragua pounds on former MiLB's Pedro Rodriguez, Renyel Pinto, and Caribes in the LVBP championship. Braden Looper finds a new home for the 2011 season.

Former Cardinals - Spring Training 2011


Cubs signed Braden Looper (Former St. Louis) to a minor league contract with an invite to MLB spring camp: Cubs Official Site


Mexican Pacific League Championship


No game scheduled for Thursday


Friday's Game:

Guasave visits Obregon @ 7:30 PM MST



Venezuelan League Championship


Pedro Rodriguez (Former MiLB Signing-Caribes) entered in the second and pitched to five batters.  He allowed three hits, two earned runs, and one home run. (g/f:2-0)(ir-s:1-1)
Renyel Pinto (Former Memphis-Caribes) entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed two hits, two earned runs, one home run, one walk, and struck one out. (g/f:1-1)


Jose Martinez (Springfield-Aragua) entered late in the game at first base and batted sixth.  1-for-1 with one home run, two RBIs, and one run.

Tyler Greene (St. Louis-Aragua) started at shortstop and batted ninth.  1-for-4 with one double, three RBIs, one run, one strikeout, one fielding error, and assisted in one double play.

Jose Garcia (Springfield-Aragua) entered late in the game at shortstop and batted ninth.  0-for-1 at the plate.


Aragua beat Caribes 16-0

LVBP Official Site Post Game


Friday's Game:

Caribes visits Aragua @ 8:30 PM VST



Dominican League Championship 


Azucareros swept Estrellas in four games



Eulogio De La Cruz (Padres Free Agent-Estrellas) and Wilkin Castillo (Braves-Estrellas) are expected to join Azucareros for the Caribbean Series: Azucareros Official Site


The Dominican Development Alliance met on Thursday to reaffirm their alliance and strength the relationship between MLB and the Dominican Republic: Listin Diario


Ronald Guzman won the Dominican Prospect League Home Run Derby with Kenan Reyna and Franmil Reyes following close behind: DPL Official Site


16-year old catcher Alvaro Noriega, Jr and his family talk about his journey from Colombia to the Dominican Prospect League where he has made the All-Star team and looks to sign a contract: El Heraldo



Puerto Rican League Championship


No game scheduled for Thursday


Friday's Game:

Ponce visits Caguas @ 7:15 PM AST



Nicaraguan League Championship


No game schedule for Thursday


Friday's Game:

Boer (3-1) visits Chinandega (1-3)



Cuban League


Outfielder Ruby Silva and catcher Yaniel Cabezas both signed minor league contracts with the Cubs: El Nuevo Herald



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