Cardinals Winter Leagues Notebook: 02/01/11

Raul Valdes and Ramon Vazquez are the only Cardinals affiliated players in the Caribbean Series along with former players Julio Manon, Hugo Castellanos, Iker Franco, Alberto Castillo, Dan Serafini, Renyel Pinto, Orber Moreno, Kiko Calero, Ivan Maldonado, and Robinson Cancel. Former Cardinal Kelvin Jimenez begins spring camp in Japan.

2011 Caribbean Series Hosted by Mayaguez, Puerto Rico


Feb. 2:

Azucareros (Dominican Republic) vs. Obregon (Mexico)

Caribes (Venezuela) vs. Caguas (Puerto Rico)


Feb. 3:

Caribes vs. Azucareros

Caguas vs. Obregon


Feb. 4:

Obregon vs. Caribes

Azucareros vs. Caguas


Feb. 5:

Obregon vs. Azucareros

Caguas vs. Caribes


Feb. 6:

Azucareros vs. Caribes

Obregon vs. Caguas


Feb. 7:

Caribes vs. Obregon

Caguas vs. Azucareros



Azucareros celebrated their championship with a parade through the city: Azucareros Official Site


A look at the Azucareros squad: Listin Diario 


Alberto Castillo (Former MiLB Signing-Mochis) and Dan Serafini (Former Memphis-Mochis) are among a handful of players that will reinforce Obregon in the series: Listin Diario


Obregon held their celebration in their city on January 30th: LMP Official Site


Luis Jimenez (Mariners-Lara/Caribes) was named MVP of the LVBP Championship: LVBP Official Site


Orber Moreno (Former Memphis-Caracas/Aragua) and Renyel Pinto (Former Memphis) are listed on the Caribes roster: Caribes Official Site


Robinson Cancel (Former Memphis-Ponce) is among the reinforcements for Caguas: Primera Hora


Jeff Luhnow posts that Tyler Greene (St. Louis-Aguilas/Aragua), Eduardo Sanchez (Memphis-Aragua), Jose Rada (Quad Cities-Aragua), Jose Garcia (Springfield-Aragua), Jose Martinez (Springfield-Aragua), and Rich Rundles (Memphis-Aragua) are officially done for the winter season, but Raul Valdes (MilB Signing-Azucareors) and Ramon Vazquez (MiLB Signing-Caguas) will continue on.


Bonus: Luhnow also posts that he had a chance to watch Jonathan Rodriguez (Batavia) work out in Puerto Rico, and could be a sleeper in many people's eyes this coming season.



2013 World Cup


Qualifying rounds will be held in Taiwan: Focus Taiwan



Taiwan League


Ku-Pao won the 2011 Elite Cup Championship. Awards also included in post: Taiwan Baseball



Japan League


Kelvin Jimenez (Former St. Louis-Estrellas), who signed with Rakuten, will begin spring camp on February 1st: Yakyubaka



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