Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Cardinals Winter League Notebook 1-14-14: Rafael Ortega Singles & Drives In One Run; Amaury Cazana & Jose Leon Establish Teams For 2014 Season; Carlos Gonzalez Moves On In Career

Rafael Ortega - Tiburones de la Guaira

Venezuelan League Round Robin

Eliezer Alfonso (former Peoria-Magallanes) started as designated hitter and batted sixth.  1-for-4 with one run and one strikeout.
Ronny Cedeno (former St. Louis-Magallanes) started at shortstop and batted ninth.  0-for-3 at the plate.

Magallanes beat Caribes 6-2
El Universal Post Game

Joe Thurston (former St. Louis-La Guaira) started in center field and moved to third base, batting third.  0-for-3 with one hit by pitch.
Rafael Ortega (St. Louis waiver claim-La Guaira) entered in the seventh as a pinch hitter and took over in center field, batting ninth.  1-for-1 with one two-out RBI and one outfield assist.

Zulia beat La Guaira 3-1
Lider Post Game

Pablo Sandoval (San Francisco-Magallanes) was added to the Magallanes active roster: Lider

Tuesday's Games:
Magallanes (8-2) visits Caracas (5-4) @ 7:30 PM VST
La Guaira (4-6) visits Zulia (2-7) @ 7:30 PM VST

Mexican Pacific League Playoffs

Veracruz (Triple-A Mexican League) announced the signings of Edward Valdez (Monterrey free agent-Licey), Amaury Cazana (former Memphis-Boer), and Ricardo Gomez (Veracruz free agent-Aguilas): MiLB Official Site

Tuesday's Games:
Mexicali (1-1) visits Navojoa (1-1) @ 7:30 PM MST
Hermosillo (1-1) visits Mochis (1-1) @ 7:30 PM MT

Veracruz League Playoffs

Ivan Bellazetin (former MiLB tryout-Acayucan) started at second base and batted second.  0-for-5 with one strikeout.

Acayucan beat Oluta 4-2
LIV Official Site Post Game

Dominican League Round Robin

Evan MacLane (former St. Louis-Cibao) received one vote for Pitcher of the Week: LIDOM Official Site

Tuesday's Games:
Cibao (6-8) visits Aguilas (6-8) @ 7:30 PM AST
Escogido (9-5) visits Licey (7-7) @ 7:30 PM AST

Puerto Rican League Round Robin

Jose Leon (former Arkansas) was chosen by Guaynabo in the Puert Rican Double-A League draft: El Nuevo Dia

Tuesday's Games:
Mayaguez (7-1) visits Carolina (1-7) @ 7:15 PM AST
Ponce (4-4) visits Caguas (4-4) @ 7:15 PM AST

Panama League

Carlos Gonzalez (former Johnson City) has been hired on as pitching coach for Veraguas and is also a scout for Houston.

Tuesday's Doubleheader Games:
Cocle (5-1) visits Chiriqui (0-4)
Urraca (3-2) visits Herrera (2-3)

Cuban League

Rene Arocha (former St. Louis) will be on hand for a softball game among former and current Cuban professional baseball players: El Nuevo Herald

European Leagues

Milwaukee signed 19-year old Dutch catcher Milan Post to a minors deal: Mister Baseball

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