Other Organizations' Prospects
San Francisco Gate's Oakland Athletics beat writer Susan Slusser reports the Oakland Athletics signed 19-year old Mexican right-handed pitcher Andres Avila, 17-year old Mexican shortstop Hiram Martinez, 17-year old Dominican catcher Rodolfo Penalo, 17-year old Venezuelan catcher Dionicio Ramirez, and 19-year old Taiwan shortstop Chih-Fang Pan. Penalo played for Los Patriotas del Centro in the Dominican Prospect League.
The Atlanta Braves signed Spanish
Velazquez, who was playing in the
The San Diego Padres signed Dominican third baseman Duanel Jones for $900,000. He will in fact have to serve a 50-game suspension after failing a drug test taken while signed with the San Francisco Giants. Baseball America
International Free Agent Market
Centerfielder Juan Carlos
AZ Central's Arizona Diamondbacks beat writer Nick Piecoro reports the D-Backs organization and Dominican outfielder Wagner Mateo are close to signing a deal. MLB Trade Rumors contributor Blake Bentley said the team and Mateo had a deal in place, then Piecoro shot that down hours later. If they agree on a contract it will fall to around $512,000. Nothing is finalized at the time of this report.
Right-handed pitcher Israel Soto, catcher Adalberto Ibarra, centerfielder Luis Fonseca, and outfielder Felix Perez, all Cubans, received good reviews by scouts from their most recent workout. Cuban Ball Players Ibarra could be close to a deal with the Boston Red Sox, according to Qbano34.
Rumors are slowly coming out that the Atlanta Braves may be close to signing Cuban outfielder Yasser Gomez. Gomez played for Estrellas in the Dominican League and later was drafted by Escogido for the playoffs this past winter.
Al Pedrique and
Dave Clark are all
being considered for the vacant Tigres del Licey manager position.
Pedrique serves as bench coach for the Houston Astros and also managed in the
Astros minor leagues. Pedrique has also managed Navagantes
del Magallanes in the Venezuelan League.
Sandy Alderson met with the Dominican government and the buscones (Dominican trainers/scouts) this past Thursday. He stated he wants to fix and change all the corruption that has been going on in the free agent signing business. Edgar Mercedes (Wagner Mateo's agent) said many of the buscones are concerned about their future jobs. Yahoo
Major League Baseball has canceled
the Dominican Prospect League's games at the San Francisco Giants'
Complex. This all comes as part of the takeover of how things are being
run in the
The Bravos de Margarita of the Venezuelan League sent Maicer Izturis (Angels), Rayner Olmedo (Brewers), and Alex Serrano to the Tiburones de La Guaira for Ronald Belisario, Wilmer Flores (Mets), Manuel Pina (Royals), and Jose Sayegh (Athletics). El Universal
Aguilas del Zulia have signed Cleveland Indians prospect Manuel Alejandro Boscan Guerrero to play for the organization. Comandante del Beisbol
The Venezuelan League will open their 2010-11 season on October 12th. Comandante del Beisbol
The Venezuelan League set attendance records for 2009-10 regular season and championship play. Comandante del Beisbol
The Tigres de Cartagena have
worked out a deal to bring in players from the New York Yankees organization
next winter. The New York Mets, Florida Marlins, Detroit Tigers, Houston
Astros, and Cincinnati Reds have also been contacted by various teams in
The Toros will move from
With the help of Major League Baseball, the Australian League will begin play in November. The league is hoping to sway MLB veterans into playing this coming winter. The Roar
The Orix Buffaloes have placed So Taguchi (Former St. Louis) on the inactive list with a hamstring injury. Japan Ball Taguchi has played in 16 games going 15-for-50 (.300) with four doubles, one home run, 22 total bases, eight runs, one stolen base, two walks, and 11 strikeouts. Orix is 14-14 and fourth in the NPB Pacific League.
The Dorados de Chihuahua of the
Triple-A Mexican League have signed Orber Moreno (Former
Memphis) to a contract for the 2010 season.
The Broncos de Reynosa of the Triple-A Mexican League signed Kit Pellow (Former MLB Spring Invite) to a contract for the 2010 season.
The Florida Marlins signed Jorge Sosa (Former St. Louis) to a minor league contract. He was released by the Boston Red Sox after not making the cut in spring camp. Sosa impressed well enough pitching for Tigres del Licey of the Dominican League to warrant a minor league deal from the Red Sox.
The Petroleros de Minatitlan of
the Triple-A Mexican League signed Joe Rogers (Former Memphis) to a
contract for the 2010 season.
The Rojos del Aguila de
Juan Mosquera (Former GCL) entered late in the
game (April 24) and went 0-for-1 at the plate. Carlos Gonzalez (Former
(Former DSL) has played in 18 games going 15-for-52 (.288) with three doubles,
11 RBIs, six runs, eight walks, five strikeouts, and five errors.
Gary Burnham (Former Memphis) has played in 12 games going 13-for-37 (.351) with one double, five RBIs, 14 total bases, five runs, 12 walks, one strikeout, .378 SLG, and .520 OBP. Godo is 2-10 and tied for seventh place in the Italian Baseball League.
Ivanon Coffie (Former Memphis) has played in
nine games going 7-for-36 (.194) with one home run, six RBIs, ten total bases,
three runs, one walk, five strikeouts, .278 SLG, and .216 OBP.
Brian Falkenborg (
Tomo Ohka (Former
(Former MiLB Spring Invite) has played in 24 games going 12-for-50 (.240) with
one double, four RBIs, 13 total bases, ten runs, one walk, one stolen base, ten
strikeouts, .255 OBP, .260 SLG, and .515 OPS.
(Former Memphis) has played 13 games going 20-for-49 (.408) with four doubles,
one triple, one home run, seven RBIs, 29 total bases, 12 runs, nine walks, two
stolen bases, four strikeouts, .500 OBP, .592 SLG, and 1.092 OPS.
Iker Franco (Former Springfield) has played in 31 games going 26-for-118 (.220) with four doubles, two home runs, 15 RBIs, 36 total bases, 11 runs, 14 walks, 25 strikeouts, one caught stealing, .301 OBP, .305 SLG, and .606 OPS. Quintana Roo is 17-16 and fourth in the Triple-A Mexican League Hidalgo Division.
Raul Gonzalez (Former Memphis) has played in 14
games going 19-for-50 (.380) with four doubles, one triple, four home runs, 13
RBIs, 37 total bases, 14 runs, ten walks, one stolen base, seven strikeouts,
.483 OBP, .740 SLG, and 1.223 OPS.
(Former Memphis) has played in 32 games going 34-for-109 (.312) with five
doubles, one triple, three home runs, 15 RBIs, 50 total bases, 23 runs, 28
walks, 17 strikeouts, three caught stealing, .453 OBP, .459 SLG, and .911
Reggie Taylor (Former Memphis) has played in
nine games going 9-for-36 (.250) with two doubles, one home run, two RBIs, 14
total bases, four runs, five walks, two stolen bases, seven strikeouts, one
caught stealing, .357 OBP, .389 SLG, and .746 OPS.
Esteban Yan (Former
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