The Atlanta Braves signed Dominican shortstop Eduardo Salcedo to a $1.6 million bonus. Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Matt Perisho (Former
Cuban first baseman-outfielder
Leslie Anderson is
currently training in Tigres de Quintana Roo spring camp. If
The Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, Seattle Mariners, Los Angeles Dodgers, San Francisco Giants, and
Milwaukee Brewers are all teams that have
come to scout
Readers should know by now that The St. Louis Cardinals signed Dominican right fielder Amauris Capellan to a contract. The news was reported on Wednesday by Baseball America's Ben Badler and The Cardinal Nation's Brian Walton came through that same day with extensive notes on Capellan.
Some of the other signings mentioned in the above Baseball America link were the Colorado Rockies signing of Dominican right-handed pitcher Johendi Jiminian, the Los Angeles Angels inking of Dominican centerfielder Luis Jolly to a contract, and Dominican right-handed pitcher Victor Payano signing a deal with the Texas Rangers. Payano had landed a deal earlier in the 2009 international signing period with the Boston Red Sox but was released due to shoulder problems.
Toronto Blue Jays' general manager
beefed up his scouting department and took a visit to the
The Washington Nationals have ruled out the possibility of making a run for Ruiz. The Nationals did sign 25-year old Mexican reliever Rafael Martin. Marin has spent the three seasons launching for Saraperos de Saltillo in the Triple-A Mexican League. Washington Post
The Toronto Blue Jays are also rumored to have interest in Cuban shortstop Adeiny Hechevarria. Blue Jays Official Site
The St. Louis Cardinals signed ten Latin American position players and added another ten pitchers to the minors. The Cardinals did miss out on landing 21-year old Nicaraguan shortstop Ivan Marin, who signed with the Atlanta Braves a couple weeks ago, Brian Walton reports. Also profiled in the position players article is a Dominican infielder who will be invited to extended spring camp. Starlin Rodriguez is someone high on my list of players to watch this coming season.
Cuban pitcher Juan Yasser Serrano had a private workout with the Tampa Bay Rays. Terreno de Pelotta
The Viladecans of the Spanish Baseball League have signed Fabian Marquez (Former Johnson City) to a contract for the 2010 season. This Marquez was released after the 2007 season, not to be confused with the younger Marquez who was cut this past winter. Mister Baseball
The Yuma Scorpions of the
independent Golden Baseball League signed an affiliation agreement with the
Venezuelan Baseball Federation. This will bring more unsigned talent to
the mainstream that does not get noticed by scouts in
The Dominican Prospect League announced three minor league signings in right-handed pitcher Luis Angeles with the San Francisco Giants, third baseman Eddy Morobel with the Colorado Rockies, and right-handed pitcher Luis Morel with the Cleveland Indians.
Juan Mosquera (Former GCL) playing for Panama Metro:
Feb 23: Started at shortstop and batted leadoff. 1-for-4 at the plate.
Feb 24: Did not play.
Feb 25: Entered late in the game at shortstop. 1-for-2 with one error.
Feb 26: Entered late in the game at shortstop. No at-bat.
Feb 27: Started at shorstop and batted leadoff. 0-for-4 with two runs and one error.
Feb 28: Entered late in the game at shortstop. 0-for-1 at the plate.
Feb 27: Started and pitched five innings. He allowed three hits, no runs, one walk, and struck out eight.
Panama Metro is 6-3 and in fifth place in the Panama League.
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