Pablo Ozuna (Former Peoria-Escogido) started at second base and batted ninth. 2-for-4 with one run, one strikeout, and grounded into one double play.
Note: I had missed all winter long that Ozuna played for Estrellas in the Dominican League.
Jason Simontacchi (Former St. Louis-Caracas) started and pitched 4.2 innings. He allowed eight hits, two runs (one earned), one home run, and struck out five. (p-s:69-48)(g/f:5-3)
Armando Rios (Former Memphis-Mayaguez) started in left field and batted third. 1-for-4 with two strikeouts, one outfield assist, and assisted in one double play.
Ken Oberkfell (Former St. Louis-Escogido MGR) and many other managers are using the winter leagues to help better develop their leadership skills and build experience so that they may one day manage in the big leagues: MLB
Caribbean Series also has a twitter account if any would like to follow.
Nerio Rodriguez (Former St. Louis-Escogido) is scheduled to start Thursday and has been dealing with the flu for a week. Raul Valdes and Julio Manon (Former Johnson City-Escogido) still have not joined the team: Listin Diario
(Former St. Louis-Mayaguez) is set to pitch for
New York Yankees scout
Carlos Levy visited
The Houston Astros signed 18-year old first baseman/outfielder Meshach Laguna who had been playing for Chinandega in the Nicaraguan Winter League. He played in 21 games going 5-for-29 (.172) with three doubles, three RBIs, six runs, two strikeouts, and committed two errors. El Nuevo Diario
A rumor coming from the Taiwan Baseball Blogspot says that the Cardinals are sending scout Matt Slater to check out RHP Hao-Chun Chiu and LHP Chi-Hung Hsu. Nothing is confirmed yet.
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