Donovan Solano's batting order recommendation led to Colombian playoff MVP award for Mark Shorey. Caribbean Series play begins Tuesday.
Javier Colina (Former Memphis-Monteria) started
at shortstop and batted third. 1-for-4 at the plate.
(Palm Beach-Barranquilla) started in left field and batted leadoff.
1-for-5 with one double, one RBI, one run, and one
(Memphis-Barranquilla) started at shortstop and batted second. 2-for-5
with one double, one triple, one RBI, one run, and one
Mark Shorey (Memphis-Barranquilla) started in
right field and batted fifth. 2-for-4 with one double, three RBIs, one hit
by pitch, and one strikeout.
Chris Swauger (Palm
Beach-Barranquilla) started at first base and batted sixth. 2-for-4
with one run and one walk.
Barranquilla beat Monteria
Barranquilla manager Boris Villa talks about how he had
trouble making up the lineup the night before. One of his problems was
where to place Mark
Shorey (Memphis), due to past struggles the Cardinals
prospect outfielder was moved from the third to the seventh spot in the
lineup. Villa was considering Shorey for the fifth spot when
recommended putting him there. Villa did so and Shorey earned the MVP for
the finals: El Heraldo (bottom
Mayaguez announced it will bring along 12
reinforcements including Armando Rios (Former Memphis-Carolina) and Bill Pulsipher (Former St. Louis-Arecibo). Pete Parise (Memphis-Ponce) will remain with the team in the Caribean
Series, Antonio DeJesus (Springfield) was not added to the roster.
St. Louis) will head home to prepare for Minnesota
Twins spring camp. Caribbean Series Official Site
St. Louis), Abraham Nunez (Former St. Louis),
(Former Springfield), and Julio Manon (Former Johnson City) will accompany Escogido for the
(Memphis) is listed on the Hermosillo
Orber Moreno (Former Memphis) is listed on the Caracas roster.
(Escogido), Gregor Blanco (Caracas), Gustavo Chacin (Caracas), Jose Vargas (Hermosillo), and
not be joining their respective teams in the Caribbean Series: Listin
MLB beat writer Jesse Sanchez and ESPN Deportes'
Enrique Rojas are
both in Venezuela to follow the Caribbean
Series, so make sure to add them for live-game tweets: Sanchez Twitter and Rojas
Rico) visits Escogido (Dominican) @ 2:30 PM
Hermosillo (Mexico) visits Caracas (Venezuela) @ 7:30 PM
(Former DSL) is projected to be the starting left fielder for Managua Boer when
the season opens on Feb. 5th: La
Group A will feature the teams of
Granada, Rivas, Leon, Chinandega, Jinotega, Contales,
and Las Segovias.
Group B will feature Esteli,
Caribe, Matagalpa, Carazo, and Boaco.
Quick rundown of the teams and
rosters: El Nuevo
I am unsure at this time whether
Jem Argenal (VSL) and
Johnny Polanco (VSL)
will participate for the short time before the 2010 VSL season opens.
Walter Santos (Former
DSL) also participated in the league last season but missed the final months of
the 2009 year due to arm troubles.
(Mariners) says he is recovered and ready to prove he was worth the signing
bonus he signed for last season: La
(Mariners) dominated the VSL in 2009 and earned himself an invite to minor
league camp for 2010: La
The U.S. granted
work visas to Rangers prospects Omar Beltre and Alexi Ogando after being denied entrance since 2005. Both had
been involved in a marriage fraud scandal in the Dominican that affected nearly
30 weddings. Both players have been left to play in the DSL the last four
years and are expected to be in big league camp this spring. ESPN Deportes
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