Cardinals Winter Leagues Notebook: 01/09/10

Oneli Perez is the player of the day in our daily report on St. Louis Cardinals prospects past and present in winter ball.

Mexican Pacific League Playoffs


Saturday's Games:

Navojoa (2-3) visits Hermosillo (3-2) @ 5:00 PM MST.

Culiacan (2-3) visits Mazatlan (3-2) @ 6:00 PM MST.



Veracruz Instructional League (Mexico) Championship


Due to the cold weather, the next game between Xalapa (2-0) and San Andres (0-2) has been pushed back to Tuesday.



Venezuelan League Round Robin


Kristhiam Linares (Palm Beach Free Agent-Margarita) entered in the fourth and pitched to three batters.  He allowed no hits or runs, hit one batter, and struck out one.  (g/f:0-1)


Magallanes beat Margarita 10-9

LVBP Official Site Post Game


Zulia beat La Guaira 6-5

LVBP Official Site Post Game


Jean Machi (Pirates-Magallanes) was named Pitcher of the Year: LVBP Official Site

Caracas signed Victor Alvarez (Oaxaca/Mexico) who had pitched for Guasave in the Mexican Pacific League: Caracas Official Site


Saturday's Games:

Caracas (5-3) visits La Guaira (3-4) @ 5:00 PM VST.

Zulia (3-4) visits Magallanes (5-3) @ 6:30 PM VST.



Dominican League Round Robin


Timo Perez (Former St. Louis-Licey) started in left field and batted sixth.  1-for-3 with one run, one intentional walk, and one stolen base.

Ron Belliard (Former St. Louis-Licey) started at third base and moved to first, batting seventh.  1-for-2 with one triple, one two-out RBI, two runs, two walks, one stolen base, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.

Oneli Perez (Memphis Free Agent-Licey) entered in the eighth and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, hit one batter, and struck out two for the save (3). (g/f:2-0)(ir-s:1-0)


Licey beat Escogido 9-1

Listin Diario Post Game


Yasser Gomez (Cuban Free Agent-Gigantes) started in right field and batted leadoff.  Left game after being hit by a pitch.


Azucareros beat Gigantes 9-2

Listin Diario Post Game


Azucareros has signed Ben Jukich (Rule 5 Selection-Aguilas) for the Round Robin Tournament: Azucareros Official Site


The Florida Marlins refused to give Hanley Ramirez permission to play for Licey: Licey Official Site


Saturday's Games:

Escogido (5-6) visits Azucareros (5-6) @ 7:30 PM AST.

Gigantes (7-4) visits Licey (5-6) @ 7:30 PM AST.



Colombian League Round Robin


Monteria beat Barranquilla 7-1: Team Renteria Post Game and El Heraldo Post Game


Donovan Solano and Mark Shorey are expected to begin the 2010 season at Triple-A Memphis: El Heraldo


Saturday's Game:

Sincelejo (3-1) visits Monteria (1-3)



Nicaraguan League


Managua beat Chinandega 6-5: La Prensa Post Game

Leon beat Granada 7-6: La Prensa Post Game

LNBP Official Site Post Game


Saturday's Games:

Leon (27-23) visits Granada (28-23)

Managua (24-26) visits Chinandega (22-29)



Puerto Rican League


Caguas @ Arecibo was postponed.


Prentice Redman (Former Memphis-Ponce) started as designated hitter and batted sixth.  2-for-4 with one run and one strikeout.


Antonio DeJesus (Springfield-Mayaguez) entered in the seventh in centerfield and batted leadoff.  One walk in only at-bat.

Johnny Hernandez (Former Palm Beach-Mayaguez) entered in the seventh in right field.


Mayaguez beat Ponce 16-1


The Minnesota Twins signed Mike Maroth (Former St. Louis-Mayaguez) to a minor league deal with an invite to big league camp:  Twins Official Site


Miguel Negron (Former MLB Spring Invite-Arecibo) received a 50-game suspension for his second failed 'drug of abuse' test: White Sox Official Site


Saturday's Games:

Arecibo (23-13) visits Carolina (19-16) @ 7:15 PM AST.

Mayaguez (16-21) visits Ponce (13-25) @ 7:15 PM AST.



International Market Place


The Toronto Blue Jays have offered Cuban free agent Aroldis Chapman $23 million: El Nuevo Herald


According to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal, former St. Louis Cardinals GM Walt Jocketty and the Cincinnati Reds are rumored to be in the mix for Chapman.


If the New York Yankees don't sign Chapman, it has nothing to do with money and more with makeup: Jorge Arangure Twitter


Baltimore Sun's Pete Schmuck writes that the Baltimore Orioles appear to be out of the running for Chapman.



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