Mexican Pacific League Playoffs
Amaury Cazana (Memphis-Navojoa) started in left field and batted fifth. 1-for-4 with one home run, four RBIs, one run, and one strikeout.
Edgar Gonzalez (Former Springfield-Mazatlan) started at second base and batted third. 2-for-5 with one double, one RBI, two runs, and two strikeouts. Kyodo News is reporting that Gonzalez is on the verge of signing a deal with the Japan Series Champions Yomiuri Giants.
Mike McCoy (Former Springfield-Culiacan) started at third base and batted leadoff. 1-for-4 with one two-out RBI, one walk, and one throwing error.
Iker Franco (Former Springfield-Obregon) started at catcher and batted eighth. 2-for-4 with one double, one home run, one RBI, and two runs.
Hugo Castellanos (Former Memphis-Mexicali) entered in the seventh and pitched two innings. He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck out one. (g/f:3-1)(ir-s:3-1)
Obregon (3-1) visits
San Andres (0-2) visits Xalapa (2-0)
Venezuelan League Round Robin
Alberto Castillo (Former MLB Spring Invite-La Guaira) entered in the sixth and pitched one inning. He allowed two hits, one earned run, and struck out one. (p-s:17-11)(g/f:2-0)
Jason Simontacchi (Former St. Louis-Magallanes) started and pitched 6.2 innings. He allowed three hits, one earned run, one home run, and struck out three for the winning decision (1-0). (g/f:10-7)
Magallanes (4-2) visits Margarita (2-4) @ 7:30 PM VST.
Zulia (2-3) visits
Dominican League Round Robin
Matt Pagnozzi (Memphis-Azucareros) entered in the eighth at catcher.
Yasser Gomez (Cuban Free Agent-Gigantes) started in left field and batted leadoff. 1-for-5 at the plate.
Former Licey manager Dave Jauss filed an appeal against a two-year suspension enforced by the Dominican League for his actions in the December 30th game. Juan Melo (Licey) was suspended for two games. Ron Belliard (Former St. Louis-Licey), Jose Batista (Blue Jays-Licey), Ronny Paulino (Pirates-Licey), Matt Tupman (Royals-Licey), Jose Veras (Rockies-Escogido), Willis Otanez (Puebla-Escogido), and Gilberto Mejia (Escogido) were all fined. Listin Diario
Licey has confidence that Ron Belliard will turn things around and come alive: Licey Official Site
Gigantes (6-3) visits Escogido (5-4) @ 7:30 PM AST.
Licey (3-6) visits Azucareros (4-5) @ 7:30 PM AST.
Colombian League Round Robin
Carlos Pupo (Former Quad Cities-Sincelejo) started at first base and batted eighth. 1-for-4 with one RBI, one run, one walk, and one strikeout.
Adron Chambers (Palm Beach-Barranquilla) started in centerfield and batted leadoff. 3-for-3 with three doubles, three RBIs, three runs, two walks, and one sac fly.
Donovan Solano (Memphis-Barranquilla) started at shortstop and batted second. 4-for-6 with two doubles, three RBIs, and two runs.
Mark Shorey (Memphis-Barranquilla) started in right field and batted third. 1-for-4 with one home run, three RBIs, two runs, and two sac flies.
Chris Swauger (Palm Beach-Barranquilla) started in left field and moved to first base, batting seventh. 3-for-4 with one home run, four RBIs, two runs, one walk, one sac fly, and one strikeout.
Javier Colina (Former Memphis-Monteria) started as designated hitter and batted third. 0-for-2 with two runs and three walks.
Carlos Pupo (Former Quad Cities-Sincelejo) started at first base and batted seventh. 1-for-4 with one run, one walk, and two strikeouts.
Luis Orozco (GCL-Sincelejo) entered in the eighth and pitched two-thirds of an inning. He allowed two hits, three earned runs, and three walks.
Taking a look at one of
No games Thursday, Friday's games:
Chinandega (22-28) visits
Puerto Rican League
According to ESPN's Buster Olney, the New York Mets and New York Yankees are not interested in Aroldis Chapman. Olney also tweets that the bidding is expected to reach the $20 million mark and some feel he will be of much better use out of the bullpen rather then as a starting pitcher.
The Houston Astros have decided to also pass on the Cuban free agent: Astros Official Site
The Florida Marlins have pulled out of the running for the left-handed pitcher.
The Texas Rangers have signed Dominican left-handed pitcher Victor Payano. His contract was voided out during the summer after the Boston Red Sox found some lingering problems with his arm/shoulder.
Yunesky Sanchez, and
Yaniel Cabezas have
all defected from
The Kansas City Royals have still
not yet finished the Noel
Arguelles signing. There is a hold up in the immigration
papers that would bring him to
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