Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Cardinals Winter League Notebook 12-16-14: Nick Greenwood To Begin Pitching In Dominican League; Nick Additon Named Dominican League Pitcher Of The Week; Russell Branyan Walks & Hits A Solo Home Run

Venezuelan League

Kristhiam Linares (former Springfield-Zulia) entered in the 11th and pitched to three batters.  He allowed one hit, two earned runs, and one intentional walk for the losing decision (1-1).   (g/f:1-0)

La Guaira beat Zulia 7-4 in 11 innings
LVBP Official Site Post Game

Ronny Cedeno (former St. Louis-Magallanes) started at shortstop and batted seventh.  1-for-4 with one two-out RBI and one strikeout.

Cesar Izturis (former St. Louis-Lara) started at second base and batted second.  0-for-3 with one walk and one strikeout.

Magallanes beat Lara 4-1
LVBP Official Site Post Game

Tuesday's Game:
Zulia (31-22) visits Caracas (23-31) @ 7:30 PM VST

Mexican Pacific League

Russell Branyan (former St. Louis-Culiacan) started as designated hitter and batted fourth.  1-for-4 with one home run, one two-out RBI, one run, one walk, and two strikeouts.

Navojoa beat Culiacan 10-6
LMP Official Site Post Game

Sean Gleason (Reynosa) and Geoff Broussard (Sioux City) joined Jalisco as Brian Broderick (former Memphis) leaves to prepare for spring training: Jalisco Official Site

Tuesday's Games:
Hermosillo (11-10) visits Jalisco (12-9) @ 7:00 PM CT
Mochis (11-10) visits Obregon (6-15) @ 7:30 PM MST
Culiacan (13-9) visits Navojoa (9-13) @ 7:30 PM MST
Mazatlan (10-11) visits Mexicali (13-8) @ 7:30 PM PT

Dominican League

Nick Additon (former Memphis-Escogido) received Pitcher of the Week honors with Evan MacLane (former St. Louis-Estrellas) getting some consideration: LIDOM Official Site

Nick Greenwood (St. Louis) will begin pitching in the Parallel League before joining Cibaenas and his role has not yet been defined: Cibaenas Official Site

Tuesday's Games:
Cibaenas (26-18) visits Cibao (26-18) @ 7:30 PM AST
Escogido (14-30) visits Licey (17-27) @ 7:30 PM AST
Azucareros (21-23) visits Estrellas (28-16) @ 7:30 PM AST

Nicaraguan League

Jose Garcia (former Memphis-San Fernando) has played in 17 games going 23-for-77 (.299) with six doubles, seven RBIs, 29 total bases, eight runs, four walks, 13 strikeouts, .325 OBA, .299 SLG, and .702 OPS.
Edgard Montiel (former DSL-Chinandega) has played in 27 games going 25-for-60 (.278) with six doubles, one home run, ten RBIs, 34 total bases, nine runs, 14 walks, six strikeouts, .404 OBA, .378 SLG, and .782 OPS.
Ryde Rodriguez (former Palm Beach-Chinandega) has played in 21 games going 21-for-77 (.273) with five doubles, one home run, eight RBIs, 29 total bases, 11 runs, six walks, 14 strikeouts, .372 OBA, .377 SLG, and .718 OPS.
Jem Argenal (former GCL-Chinandega) has played in 26 games going 23-for-97 (.237) with three doubles, one triple, one home run, six RBIs, 31 total bases, 15 runs, six walks, 18 strikeouts, .295 OBA, .320 SLG, and .615 OPS.

Gustavo Martinez (former GCL-Boer) has made six appearances (four starts) posting a 2-1 record, 2.38 ERA, and 1.72 WHIP.  He's allowed 23 hits, eight runs (six earned), 16 walks, thrownj one wild pitch, and struck 11 out over 22.2 innings.
Jhonny Polanco (Peoria-Boer) has made 11 relief appearances posting a 0-0 record, 9.58 ERA, 1.74 WHIP, and four saves.  He's allowed 11 hits, 11 earned runs, seven walks, thrown one wild pitch, and struck 11 out over 10.1 innings.

Tuesday's Games:
Rivas (16-15) visits Chinandega (17-14) @ 6:00 PM
Boer (17-13) visits San Fernando (12-20) @ 6:00 PM

Australian Baseball League

Wednesday's Game:
All-Star Game @ 4:30 PM AWST

Puerto Rican League

Randy Ruiz (former MiLB signing-Mayaguez) started as designated hitter and batted fourth.  0-for-2 at the plate.

Jonathan Rodriguez (Memphis-Santurce) started at first base and batted seventh.  0-for-1 and assisted in one double play.

Mayaguez leads Santurce 1-0, suspended after in 5th inning
LBPRC Official Site

Tuesday's Games:
Carolina (14-15) visits Caguas (20-10) @ 7:30 PM AST
Mayaguez (17-13) visits Santurce (13-16) for continuation of Monday's suspended game and scheduled contest

Colombian League

Ronald Castillo (Peoria-Sincelejo) has gone 11-for-47 (.234) with one double, ten RBIs, five runs, five walks, one stolen base, one sac fly, ten strikeouts, .302 OBP, and .255 SLG.
Ronald Ramirez (former Palm Beach-Cartagena) has gone 13-for-62 (.210) with five doubles, five RBIs, six runs, four walks, one hit by pitch, one sacrifice, one sac fly, 18 strikeouts, four caught stealing, .265 OBP, and .290 SLG.

Jonathan Escudero (Johnson City-Barranquilla) has a 0-0 record and 3.38 ERA.  He's allowed 11 hits, nine runs (four earned), seven walks, hit one batter, thrown one wild pitch, and struck eight out over 10.2 innings.
Jose Calero (former GCL-Sincelejo) has a 1-0 record, 4.61 ERA, and one save.  He's allowed 13 hits, seven earned runs, one home run, six walks, hit one batter, and struck 14 out over 13.2 innings.

Veracruz League

Amaury Cazana (former Memphis-Paso de Ovejas) has played in 12 games going 13-for-48 (.271) with three doubles, one home run, nine RBIs, eight runs, nine walks, one hit by pitch, one sac fly, eight strikeouts, .390 OBA, .396 SLG, and .786 OPS.
Ivan Bellazetin (former MiLB tryout-Acayucan) has played in 11 games going 12-for-48 (.250) with two doubles, one home run, six RBIs, five runs, four walks, one hit by pitch, six strikeouts, .321 OBA, .354 SLG, and .675 OPS.

Oneli Perez (former Memphis-La Cuenca) has made seven relief appearances posting a 0-0 record, 0.00 ERA, 1.50 WHIP, and one save.  He's allowed six hits, no runs, six walks, hit two batters, and struck five out over eight innings.
Jose Pena (former Tennessee-Acayucan) has made  three starts posting a 1-2 record, 6.19 ERA, and 1.56 WHIP.  He's allowed 24 hits, 14 runs (11 earned), one home run, one walk, hit one batter, throw three wild pitches, and struck 15 out over 16 innings.

Tuesday's Games:
Coatza (2-8-2) visits Acayucan (6-5)
Paso de Ovejas (4-7-1) visits Xalapa (5-7)
Santa Rosa (7-4) visits San Andres (4-6-1)
La Cuenca (8-4) visits Chiapas (8-3)

Nippon Professional Baseball

Nippon Ham signed Kensuke Tanaka (Texas free agent): Yakyubaka

Takashi Toritani (Hanshin free agent) is talking to Toronto and San Diego before making final decision on returning to Hanshin.  Shunsuke Watanabe (Lancaster) is looking for a deal with a MLB club but may return to Japan.  Yoshio Itoi (Orix) has interest in playing in the MLB but would like to win championship in NPB.  Kenta Maeda (Hiroshima) has goals of pitching in the MLB and winning NPB championship: Yakyubaka

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