Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Cardinals Winter League Notebook 1-30-13

Venezuelan League Championship

Cesar Izturis (former St. Louis-Lara) started at shortstop and batted ninth.  0-for-3 with one strikeout and assisted in two double plays.

Victor Marte (St. Louis-Magallanes) entered in the sixth and pitched two innings.  He allowed one hit, one earned run, threw one wild pitch, and struck two out. (g/f:2-2)

Magallanes beat Lara 7-3
LVBP Official Site Post Game
Licey Official Site On V.Marte

Wednesday's Game:
Lara (3-3) visits Magallanes (3-3) @ 7:30 PM VST


Fernando Valenzuela (former St. Louis-Hermosillo) will be enshrined in the Caribbean Series Hall of Fame: Hermosillo Official Site

Kiko Calero (former St. Louis) is the bullpen coach for Caguas.

Lou Montanez (Memphis Free Agent-Caguas) was left off the roster: El Nuevo Dia

Friday's Games:
Venezuelan League Championship visits Escogido (Dominican League Champion) @ 5:00 PM ET
Caguas (Puerto Rican League Chgampion) visits Obregon (Mexican Pacific League Champion) @ 9:30 PM ET

MLB Official Site Schedule


Friday's Games:
Cocle (Panama League Champion) visits Barranquilla (Colombian League Champion)
Chinandega (Nicaraguan League Champion) visits San Andres (Veracruz League Champion)

Veracruz League Official Site Schedule

Nicaraguan League Championship

Curt Smith (former Springfield-Chinandega) started in right field and batted fourth.  1-for-5 with two strikeouts.
Jem Argenal (GCL-Chinandega) started as designated hitter and batted seventh.  1-for-4 with one run and two strikeouts.

Chinandega beat Granada 3-2
LNBP Official Site Post Game

Chinandega claimed the championship over Granada four games to two and will represent Nicaragua in the Latin American Series in Mexico.

Jem Argenal (GCL-Chinandega) was given some positive feedback as a younger player winning the starting job: La Prensa

The Nicaraguan Superior League will begin on February 15: La Prensa

Softbank announced the signing of Vicente Padilla (Chinandega): Yakyubaka

Colombian League Championship

Sunday's Results:
Barranquilla beat Cartagena 5-3 - No Boxscore Available

No Game Scheduled For Monday

Tuesday's Results:
Jolbert Cabrera (former Memphis-Cartagena) started at third base and batted third.  0-for-5 with two strikeouts.
Javier Brito (former Memphis-Cartagena) started at first base and batted fourth.  1-for-3 with two walks.
Ronald Ramirez (former Palm Beach-Cartagena) started at shortstop and batted ninth.  0-for-2 with one walk and one sacrifice.

Barranquilla beat Cartagena 3-2
El Heraldo Post Game

Barranquilla claimed the championship over Cartagena four games to two and will head to Mexico for the Latin American Series.

Australian League Playoffs (February 1, 2013)

Friday's Game:
Perth (25-21) visits Sydney (26-19) @ 7:30 PM ET : ABL Official Site Pregame

World Baseball Classic

Albert Pujols (former St. Louis-Cibao) will ask for permission from Anaheim to play with Dominican team: Lider

Andy Pettitte (New York-A) has pulled out of the WBC: Mister Baseball

Triple-A Mexican League

Mexico with visit Texas for an exhibition game on March 28: MiLB Official Site

Los Angeles has changed their mind and have requested Jesus Arredondo (Los Angeles-Mochis) be present in camp instead of playing for Monclova: MiLB Official Site

Barbaro Canizares (Winnipeg-Obregon) will return to play for Oaxaca: MiLB Official Site

Japan League

Kevin Moscatel (former Palm Beach-Caribes) has signed with Yokohama according to Lider but Yokohoma official site says it's a tryout.

Yokohama announced the signing of Jorge Sosa (former St. Louis): Yakyubaka

Current Cardinals

24 prospects were invited to early spring camp scheduled to begin on February 22: St. Louis Official Site

Oscar Taveras (Springfield-Aguilas), Shelby Miller (St. Louis), Carlos Martinez (Springfield-Aguilas), Trevor Rosenthal (St. Louis), Kolten Wong (Springfield-Surprise), and Michael Wacha (Springfield) rank in the top 100 MLB prospects: St. Louis Official Site

Ballpark village preliminary work begins: KSDK

Brian Feldman takes a look at the pitching competition heading into spring training: KMOV

Former Cardinals

Kip Wells (former St. Louis) threw a bullpen session for Seattle: Evan Drellich Twitter

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