Cardinals Winter Leagues Notebook: 01/20/10

Donovan Solano announces his invitation to Cardinals big league spring training camp in our daily report on St. Louis Cardinals prospects past and present in winter ball.

Mexican Pacific League Championship


Friday's Game:

Hermosillo visits Mazatlan @ 8:00 PM MST.



Venezuelan League Round Robin


Amaury Cazana (Memphis-La Guaira) started as designated hitter and batted fourth.  0-for-4 at the plate.


Zulia beat La Guaira 8-3

LVBP Official Site Post Game


Semi-Finals Standings:

1. Magallanes 11-5

2. Caracas 10-6

3. La Guaira 7-9

4. Zulia 7-9

5. Margarita 5-11


Championship Replacement Draft: Magallanes selected Francisco Rodriguez (Mets-La Guaira) and Jim Brower (Caribes/Zulia), while Caracas picked up Gregor Blanco (Braves-La Guaira).  Comandante del Beisbol


Caracas signed Julio Manon for the championship round. He pitched for Azucareros in the Dominican League: Caracas Official Site


No games Wednesday, Thursday's game (Championship):

Caracas (10-6) visits Magallanes (11-5) @ 7:30 PM VST.



Dominican League Championship


Abraham Nunez (Former St. Louis-Escogido) entered in the ninth as a pinch hitter and batted fifth.  Sacrifice bunt in only at-bat.

Nerio Rodriguez (Former St. Louis-Escogido) started and pitched seven innings.  He allowed five hits, one earned run, and one intentional walk for the losing decision (0-1).  (g/f:7-13)


Gigantes beat Escogido 1-0

Listin Diario Post Game


The Gigantes del Cibao have signed Victor Zambrano (Monterrey) for the remainder of the championship series: Gigantes Official Site


Wednesday's Game:

Escogido (0-2) visits Gigantes (2-0) @ 7:30 PM AST.



Colombian League Round Robin


Barranquilla beat Monteria 8-5: El Heraldo Post Game


In an interview posted at the Caimanes de Barranquilla official site (scroll down), Donovan Solano (Memphis) says he has received an invite to major league spring camp.


Wednesday's Game (Final Round Robin Contest):

Sincelejo (5-6) visits Barranquilla (7-4)



Nicaraguan League Championship


Wednesday's Game:

Granada (0-3) visits Leon (3-0)



Puerto Rican League Playoffs


Ruben Gotay (MiLB Signing-Carolina) started at second base and batted second.  0-for-5 with two strikeouts.

Armando Rios (Former Memphis-Carolina) started in right field and batted third.  0-for-4 at the plate.


Caguas beat Carolina 2-1 in 10 innings


Johnny Hernandez (Former Palm Beach-Mayaguez) entered in the sixth as a pinch hitter and took over left field, batting seventh.  0-for-2 with one caught stealing.

Pete Parise (Memphis-Mayaguez) entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs. (g/f:1-2)


Miguel Negron (Former MLB Spring Invite-Arecibo) started in left field and batted second.  1-for-5 with one run, one strikeout, and one fielding error.

D'Angelo Jimenez (Former Memphis-Arecibo) started at third base and batted sixth.  1-for-4 with one double, two two-out RBIs, and one strikeout.

Bill Pulsipher (Former St. Louis-Arecibo) started and pitched 2.2 innings.  He allowed seven hits, five runs (three earned), two walks, and struck out two for the losing decision (0-1). (g/f:4-1)


Mayaguez beat Arecibo 8-4

Primera Hora Post Game


Arecibo signed Ruddy Lugo (Tigers), who was pitching for Azucareros in the Dominican League: Primera Hora


Wednesday's Games:

Arecibo (1-0) visits Mayaguez (0-1) @ 7:30 PM AST.

Caguas (1-1) visits Carolina (1-1) @ 7:30 PM AST.



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