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The Houston Astros signed switch hitting shortstop Jean Carlos Batista, who was playing for Los Potros del Este in the Dominican Prospect League. Dominican Prospect League Official Site
The New York Yankees signed 17-year old Venezuelan catcher Rainiero Coa and assigned him to the Dominican Summer League. Nueva Prensa Guayana
International Free Agent Market
ESPN's Buster Olney reports that the Toronto Blue Jays are close to a deal that would land them Venezuelan right-handed pitcher Adonis Cardona. Key here is Cardona is not available to sign until after the July 2, 2010 deadline. MLB Fanhouse's Frankie Piliere tweeted that Cardona will most likely sign for $2.8 million. A handful of MLB clubs are upset with the rumors coming out about the signing and have filed complaints with the commissioner's office.
Cuban right-handed pitcher Yuniesky Maya has been ruled a major league free agent, but still awaits word from the OFAC on clearance to enter the country. Qbano34 Twitter The Toronto Star's Morgan Campbell tweeted that Maya is close to being unblocked.
Korean pitcher Han Sung-Hyuk has hired Scott Boras to represent him. He's said to be one of the top high school prospects that will be available for the July 2, 2010 signing period. My World Baseball
More early offers on the table....the Cleveland Indians have reportedly offered Dominican outfielder Vicmal De La Cruz a seven-figure dollar amount. The Texas Rangers, Seattle Mariners, San Diego Padres, Minnesota Twins, Cincinnati Reds, and Chicago Cubs have all shown interest in Dominican shortstop Martin Steylon Peguero. And Dominican outfielder Wilmer Romero has enough to possibly sign for a seven-figure deal. MLB Trade Rumors
ESPN's Jorge Arangure reports the Cincinnati Reds have signed Cuban outfielder Felix Perez with a bonus of $550,000 and he could be assigned to Double-A. Reds general manager Walt Jocketty says there is no deal in place at this time and that the Reds are one of a few teams interested in Perez. Perez originally signed with the New York Yankees for $3.5 million last season, but his contract was voided after an age check failed.
The Dominican Prospect League will host summer camps for kids aged 15-17 in July. There will most likely be many scouts on hand for this event as they weed out the future talent. Dominican Prospect League Official Site
Estrellas Orientales sent the rights of Fernando Tatis (Mets), Julio Lugo (Orioles), and Joel Guzman (Orioles) to Leones del Escogido for Alex Valdez (Athletics), Argenis Reyes, Donell Linares (Braves), Juan Diaz (Mariners), and Alfredo Marte (Diamondbacks). Domincan League Official Site
Five Colombian League players were injured in a car wreck, one in critical condition. Here's footage from the news report: Elespectador
Mexican Pacific League
Yaquis de Obregon released first
Durazo. He may end up returning to his former team,
Aguilas de Mexicali, where he began the 2009-10 season before being traded for
Venezuelan Summer League
MLB beat writer Jesse Sanchez says that
The Long Island Ducks of the
independent Atlantic League signed John Rodriguez (Former St. Louis)
to a contract for the 2010 season. Atlantic League Official Site Rodriguez began the 2010
season playing for Rojos del Aguila de
Juan Gonzalez (Former MLB Spring Invite) was named to the Puerto Rican Double-A All-Star team. Primera Hora
Petroleros de Minatitlan of the Triple-A Mexican league signed Dennis Abreu (Former Tennessee) to a contract for the 2010 season. Abreu was playing for Liceo in the Venezuelan Beisbol Tradicional League. He played in six games going 6-for-16 (.375) with one double, two runs, four RBIs, six walks, three strikeouts, and .437 SLG.
Les Walrond (Former
Navegantes del Magallanes of the Venezuelan League will bring back Ray Searage (Former Arkansas) as their pitching coach next season. Magallanes Official Site
Juan Lucena (Former
(Former Johnson City) has played in six games going 6-for-15 (.400) with one
double, one home run, seven runs, five RBIs, four walks, one strikeout, and .666
Jonathan Sivira (Former Quad Cities) has played in six games going 8-for-24 (.333) with one double, four runs, six RBIs, two walks, seven strikeouts, and .375 SLG. Sivira plays with Lucena and Mendoza.
Brian Martin (Former Memphis) has played in 19
games going 25-for-70 (.357) with six doubles, eight home runs, 22 RBIs, 6 runs,
15 walks, 17 strikeouts, and .786 SLG.
(Former DSL) has no stat updates for the Nicaraguan National Championship, but
Gary Burnham (Former Memphis) has played in 21 games going 25-for-72 (.347) with four doubles, six RBIs, 29 total bases, ten runs, 16 walks, one hit by pitch, two strikeouts, .472 OBP, and .403 SLG. Godo is 2-19 and eighth and the Italian Baseball League.
Ivanon Coffie (Former Memphis) has played in 17
games going 16-for-64 (.250) with one double, one home run, nine RBIs, six runs,
ten walks, ten strikeouts, .351 OBP, and .313 SLG.
Edgar Gonzalez (Former Springfield) has played in 24 games going 15-for-68 (.221) with two doubles, one home run, six RBIs, 20 total bases, four runs, 11 walks, and 21 strikeouts. Yomiuri is 27-13 and first in the NPB Central League.
Tomo Ohka (Former
So Taguchi (Former St. Louis) has played in 19 games going 15-for-51 (.294) with four doubles, one home run, four RBIs, 22 total bases, eight runs, three walks, one stolen base, and 11 strikeouts. Orix is 18-24 and fifth in the NPB Pacific League.
(Former MiLB Spring Invite) has played in 38 games going 26-for-101 (.257) with
three doubles, one triple, seven RBIs, 31 total bases, 18 runs, two walks, three
stolen bases, 16 strikeouts, .279 OBP, .307 SLG, and .586 OPS.
(Former Memphis) has played in 31 games going 48-for-122 (.393) with ten
doubles, two triples, four home runs, 24 RBIs, 74 total bases, 26 runs, 14
walks, four stolen bases, 19 strikeouts, .471 OBP, .607 SLG, and 1.078
Iker Franco (Former Springfield) has played in 50 games going 46-for-184 (.250) with nine doubles, five home runs, 27 RBIs, 70 total bases, 20 runs, 22 walks, 35 strikeouts, one caught stealing, .333 OBP, .380 SLG, and .714 OPS. Quintana Roo is 29-22 and third in the Triple-A Mexican League Hidalgo Division.
Raul Gonzalez (Former
(Former Memphis) has played in 50 games going 56-for-177 (.316) with ten
doubles, one triple, six home runs, 33 RBIs, 86 total bases, 36 runs, 44 walks,
24 strikeouts, four caught stealing, .452 OBP, .486 SLG, and .938 OPS.
Esteban Yan (Former
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