Cardinals Winter Leagues Notebook: 02/07/10

St. Louis Cardinals vice president Jeff Luhnow is among those scouting the Caribbean Series, scheduled to conclude Sunday.

Caribbean Series


Pablo Ozuna (Former Peoria-Escogido) started at second base and batted ninth.  1-for-3 with one run.

Julio Manon (Former Johnson City-Escogido) entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, one walk, and struck out one. (p-s:17-11)(g/f:1-1)

Escogido beat Hermosillo 7-2

MLB Official Site Post Game

Caribbean Series Official Site Post Game


Armando Rios (Former Memphis-Mayaguez) started in right field and batted third.  1-for-5 with one strikeout.


Jason Simontacchi (Former St. Louis-Caracas) entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit and no runs. (p-s:18-15)(g/f:1-2)


Mayaguez beat Caracas 7-1

MLB Official Site Post Game


Cardinals VP of Player & Development Jeff Luhnow and former VSL Cardinals manager Enrique Brito (also Margarita GM) are two of the many scouts that have shown up to watch the Caribbean Series this year: Caribbean Series Official Site


Commissioner of the Caribbean Confederation Juan Francisco Puello says that the Colombian League is very close to entering the Caribbean Series but still has some work to do when it comes to their equipment and stadiums.  Puello says he is also considering Panama, Nicaragua, and Cuba: Team Renteria


The Confederation of the Caribbean Series will have a meeting on Sunday February 7th and Colombian League chairman Edinson Renteria will make a presentation of how the 2009-10 season went to try and get into the Caribbean Series next year: Team Renteria


If Mayaguez and Escogido finish in a tie after Sunday's games, there will be a playoff game on Monday: ESPN Deportes


Elvis Andrus (Rangers) was in attendance for Saturday's games.


Sunday's Games:

Mayaguez (Puerto Rico, 3-2) visits Hermosillo (Mexico, 2-3) @ 3:30 PM EST.

Escogido (Dominican, 4-1) visits Caracas (Venezuela, 1-4) @ 7:30 PM EST.



Nicaraguan National Championship


Saturday's Results:

Costa Caribe beat Matagalpa 5-0

Chontales beat Leon 7-5 in 10 innings

Carazo beat Las Segovias 7-3

Jinotega beat Boaco 3-0

Frente Sur (Rivas) beat Managua 3-2

Esteli beat Chinandega 5-2 in 10 innings

Granada beat Masaya 4-3 in 10 innings

Post Game Notes


Sunday's Games:

Costa Caribe (1-1) visits Matagalpa (1-1)

Jinotega (2-0) visits Boaca (0-2)

Carazo (1-1) visits Las Segovias (1-1)

Leon (0-2) visits Chontales (2-0)

Managua (1-1) visits Frente Sur (1-1)

Chinandega (1-1) visits Esteli (1-1)

Granada (2-0) visits Masaya (0-2)



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ESPN's Jorge Arangure reports that the Oakland Athletics signed Michael Feliz for an $800,000 bonus.


Cuban Ball Players Blogspot Top 21 Players that Defected (Ran from Oct 2009-Jan 2010):


1. Aroldis Chapman, left-handed pitcher

2. Reiner Roibal, right-handed pitcher

3. Jose Julio Ruiz, first baseman-outfielder

4. Yuniesky Maya, right-handed pitcher

5. Leslie Anderson, outfielder-first baseman

6. Jorge Padron, outfielder

7. Adeiny Hechevarria, shorstop

8. Juan Carlos Linares, centerfielder

9. Yadil Mujica, shorstop

10. Yadel Marti, right-handed pitcher

11. Jose Iglesias, shorstop

12. Noel Arguelles, left-handed pitcher

13. Adalberto Ibarra, catcher-first baseman-second baseman-third baseman

14. Israel Soto, right-handed pitcher

15. Alexei Gil, right-handed pitcher

16. Sergio Espinosa, left-handed pitcher

17. Ronnier Mustelier, third baseman-left fielder

18. Deinys Suarez, right-handed pitcher

19. Reinier Casanova, right-handed pitcher

20. Luis Fonseca, centerfielder

21. Yasser Gomez, right fielder-centerfielder


Click on the names for descriptions, photos, and even videos of the players.



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