Other Organizations' Prospects
The Boston Red Sox signed Cuban catcher Adalberto Ibarra to a five-year $3 million deal. Qbano34
Dominican outfielder Socrates Brito received a 50-game suspension and the Arizona Diamondbacks voided his contract. New York Mets' pitcher Angel Calero was also handed a 50-game suspension for a failed test. MiLB Official Site
The New York Yankees signed Dominican right-handed pitcher Erik Olivio. He was participating in the Dominican Prospect League with Los Tainos del Norte. Dominican Prospect League Official Site
International Free Agent Marketplace
The Dominican Prospect League will resume play in San Pedro de Macoris on April 29th. The league was banned by the MLB from playing on any major league affiliated field until further notice. Dominican Prospect League Official Site
Cuban first baseman/outfielder Jose Julio Ruiz worked out for the New York Mets. Cuban Ball Players Chat
Granma's Alfredo Despaigne was named the Cuban League MVP for the 2010 season. Also listed in the following link are the National Series All-Star Team, All-Defensive Team, Rookie of the Year, Manager of the Year, and various Post Season Awards. Many of these names could become the subject of future interest from the MLB organizations. Baseball Cuba
Mexican Pacific League/Triple-A Mexican League
Yaquis de Obragon shipped Mauricio Lara (Puebla/Triple-A Mexican League) to Algodoneros de Guasave for Mario Valdez (Mexico/Triple-A Mexican League). Mexican Pacific League Official Site
Employees are in a dispute with the Oaxaca Guerreros of the Triple-A Mexican League over wages. This has caused at least one postponement this season. If things are not agreed upon, this situation could cause the team to be expelled from the league until it is resolved. Baseball Mexico
Here is an interesting point of view from the perspective of Shelly Ruggiano, wife of Justin (Rays), on how winter ball takes a toll on family life. The Life Of The Baseball Wife
Dennis Abreu (Former
Juan Lucena (Former
Jonathan Sivira (Former Quad Cities) has played in four games going 7-for-21 (.333) with one double, four runs, six RBIs, six strikeouts, and .380 SLG. Sivira plays on the same team as Lucena and Mendoza.
In one game, Brian Martin (Former Memphis) hit
four home runs and drove in ten runs for Truenos de Tijuana in the Liga Norte de
de Tijuana Official Site Martin has played in eight games going
16-for-37 (.432) with four doubles, four home runs, 12 RBIs, 12 runs, four
walks, 11 strikeouts, and .865 SLG.
Carlos Gonzalez (Former Johnson City) entered in the ninth (April 26) and pitched to two batters allowing two hits, two earned runs, and one home run. Gonzalez entered in the fifth (April 30) and pitched 4.2 innings allowing no hits or runs, one walk, and struck out six. Juan Mosquera (Former GCL) entered late in the game (April 30) and did not have an at-bat. Panama Metro is 4-3 in the second round of the Panama League Playoffs.
(Former DSL) has played in 20 games (as of April 29) going 17-for-59 (.288) with
three doubles, one triple, 11 RBIs, six runs, eight walks, five strikeouts, and
Gary Burnham (Former Memphis) has played in 15 games going 18-for-49 (.367) with four doubles, five RBIs, 22 total bases, eight runs, 12 walks, one strikeout, .449 SLG, and .500 OBP. Godo is 2-13 and tied for seventh in the Italian League.
Ivanon Coffie (Former Memphis) has played in 12
games going 11-for-48 (.229) with one double, one home run, seven RBIs, 15 total
bases, four runs, four walks, nine strikeouts, .313 SLG, and .288
Tomo Ohka (Former
(Former MiLB Spring Invite) has played in 27 games going 14-for-62 (.226) with
one double, four RBIs, 15 total bases, 12 runs, one walk, one stolen base, 11
strikeouts, .238 OBP, .242 SLG, and .480 OPS.
(Former Memphis) has played in 19 games going 28-for-75 (.373) with six doubles,
one triple, one home run, ten RBIs, 39 total bases, 15 runs, nine walks, three
stolen bases, ten strikeouts, .447 OBP, .520 SLG, and .967 OPS.
Iker Franco (Former Springfield) has played in 38 games going 33-for-145 (.228) with seven doubles, three home runs, 22 RBIs, 49 total bases, 15 runs, 15 walks, 29 strikeouts, one caught stealing, .301 OBP, .338 SLG, and .639 OPS. Quintana Roo is 21-18 and fourth in the Triple-A Mexican League Hidalgo Division.
Raul Gonzalez (Former Memphis) has played in 21
games going 27-for-78 (.346) with five doubles, one triple, five home runs, 20
RBIs, 49 total bases, 18 runs, 14 walks, two stolen bases, 11 strikeouts, one
caught stealing, .452 OBP, .628 SLG, and 1.080 OPS.
(Former Memphis) has played in 38 games going 41-for-131 (.313) with nine
doubles, one triple, three home runs, 20 RBIs, 61 total bases, 28 runs, 34
walks, 21 strikeouts, three caught stealing, .455 OBP, .466 SLG, and .920
Kit Pellow (Former MLB Spring Invite) has
played in 12 games going 14-for-46 (.304) with three doubles, seven RBIs, 17
total bases, seven runs, four walks, 14 strikeouts, one caught stealing, .373
OBP, .370 SLG, and .724 OPS.
Joe Rogers (Former
Reggie Taylor (Former Memphis) has played in 15
games going 14-for-58 (.241) with two doubles, two home runs, three RBIs, 22
total bases, seven runs, eight walks, two stolen bases, 13 strikeouts, one
caught stealing, .343 OBP, .379 SLG, and .723 OPS.
Esteban Yan (Former
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