Cardinals Winter Leagues Notebook: 12/26/09

We have your daily Cardinals winter news and rosters as the round robin playoffs in the Dominican Republic and Venezuela get underway.

Mexican Pacific League


Friday's Results:


Edgar Gonzalez (Former Springfield-Mazatlan) started at second base and batted third.  0-for-5 with one ground into double play and assisted in one double play.


Mazatlan beat Mexicali 12-3

LMP Offiical Site Post Game


Saturday's Games:

Hermosillo (18-11) visits Culiacan (17-11) @ 6:00 PM MST.

Mexicali (11-16) visits Mazatlan (13-14) @ 6:00 PM MST.

Navojoa (13-16) visits Mochis (12-17) @ 7:30 PM MST.



Veracruz Instructional League (Mexico) Playoffs


Thursday's Results:


Ivan Bellazetin (Former MiLB Spring Invite) and Xalapa beat Alexander Francisco (Former DSL), Ricardo Rincon (Former St. Louis), Felix Jose (Former St. Louis), and Cordoba 8-6.


Francisco Rivera (Palm Beach), Kit Pellow (Former Memphis), and San Andres beat Soledad 2-0.


Saturday's Games:

San Andres (2-0) visits Soledad (0-2)

Xalapa (2-0) visits Cordoba (0-2)



Venezuelan League Round Robin


Final Regular Season Stats:


Margarita includes Dennis Abreu (Former Tennessee), Javier Brito (Former Memphis), Kristhiam Linares (Palm Beach Free Agent), Kelvin Jimenez (Former St. Louis), and Francisco Samuel (Springfield).


Lara includes Jolbert Cabrera (Former Memphis), Vladimir Nunez (Former Memphis), Richard Castillo (Palm Beach), and Jason Simontacchi (Former St. Louis).


Caribes includes Marcos Rodriguez (Former Palm Beach), Roberto Espinoza (Quad Cities), Pedro Rodriguez (MiLB Singing), and Jose Garcia (Former Springfield).


Caracas includes Jon Jay (Memphis) and Orber Moreno (Former Memphis).


Aragua includes Jose Garcia (Springfield), Frederick Parejo (Quad Cities), Domnit Bolivar (Quad Cities), Jose Rada (Johnson City), and Eduardo Sanchez (Springfield).


Aragua's seven-year streak of playing in the finals ended (including five titles), as they did not even make the round robin tournament for the 2009-10 season: Comandante del Beisbol


Saturday's Game:

Lara (29-34) visits Zulia (29-34) @ 5:00 PM VST.



Dominican League Round Robin


Final Regular Season Stats:


Aguilas includes Hector Luna (Former St. Louis), Ben Jukich (Rule 5 Selection), Julian Tavarez (Former St. Louis), and Luis Perdomo (Former Springfield).


Estrellas includes Yasser Gomez (Cuban Free Agent), Fernando Tatis (Former St. Louis), Juan Richardson (Former Springfield), Josh Pressley (Former Springfield), Evan MacLane (Memphis Free Agent), and Kelvin Jimenez (Former St. Louis).


Gigantes includes Mark Hamilton (Memphis).


Escogido includes Danilo Sanchez (Former Springfield), Abraham Nunez (Former St. Louis), Nerio Rodriguez (Former St. Louis), Ricardo Rodriguez (Former Memphis), Matt Perisho (Former Memphis) and Al Reyes (Former St. Louis).


Licey includes Timo Perez (Former St. Louis), Amaury Cazana (Memphis), D'Angelo Jimenez (Former Memphis), Ron Belliard (Former St. Louis), Jorge Sosa (Former St. Louis), Yadel Marti (Cuban Free Agent), Oneli Perez (Memphis Free Agent), Juan Mateo (Former Rule 5 Selection), and Randy Keisler (Former St. Louis).


Azucareros includes Alberto Castillo (Former St. Louis) and Julio Manon (Former Johnson City).


ESPN Deportes' Enrique Rojas takes a look at some highlights since the last time Aguilas missed the Round Robin Tournament and what affected their fall from grace this winter: ESPN Deportes


Saturday's Games:

Licey visits Gigantes @ 7:30 PM AST.

Azucareros visits Escogido @ 7:30 PM AST.



Colombian League


Saturday's Games:

Barranquilla (26-22) visits Cartagena (21-27) for a doubleheader

Sincelejo (25-24) visits Monteria (25-24)



Nicaraguan League


Saturday's Games:

Granada (23-19) visits Leon (23-19)

Chinandega (18-23) visits Managua (19-22)



Puerto Rican League


Saturday's Game:

Arecibo (16-11) visits Ponce (12-18) @ 7:15 PM AST.

Mayaguez (15-14) visits Carolina (16-13) @ 7:15 PM AST.



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