Thursday, February 5, 2015

Cardinals Winter League Notebook 2-5-15: Anthony Garcia Singles & Drives In One Run; Pedro Rodriguez Strikes Out Two Of Three Batters Faced For The Save; Jose Gonzalez Spent 2014-15 Winter Season With La Guaira In Venezuelan

Australian Baseball League Championship

Friday's Game:
Perth (0-0) visits Adelaide (0-0) @ 7:00 PM ACT - Preview

Caribbean Series

Pedro Rodriguez (former MiLB signing-Caribes) entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck two out for the save (1).  (p-s:14-10)(g/f:1-0)

Caribes beat Cibao 6-5
ESPN Deportes Post Game

Anthony Garcia (Palm Beach-Carolina/Santurce) started in left field and batted fifth.  1-for-4 with one RBI and one strikeout.
Ruben Gotay (former Memphis-San Juan/Santurce) started as designated hitter and batted sixth.  0-for-4 with one sacrifice and two strikeouts.
Ivan Maldonado (former MiLB tryout-Santurce) started and pitched one inning.  He allowed two hits, two earned runs, one walk, hit one batter, and struck one out.  (p-s:19-10)
Pedro Feliciano (former Memphis-Santurce) entered in the eighth and pitched to one batter.  He allowed no hits or runs.  (p-s:1-1)(g/f:1-0)

Yulieski Gourriel (Industriales/Pinar del Rio) started at second base and batted third.  1-for-4 with one RBI, one strikeout, and one caught strealing.
Alfredo Despaigne (Granma/Pinar del Rio) started as designated hitter and batted fourth.  1-for-4 with one strikeout.
Hector Mendoza (Isla de la Juventud/Pinar del Rio) entered in the seventh and pitched 3.2 innings.  He allowed two hits, no runs, four walks (one intentional), hit one batter, and struck four out for the winning decision (1-0).  (p-s:63-31)(g/f:2-1)(ir-s:1-0)

Pinar del Rio beat Santurce 3-2 in 10 innings
ESPN Deportes Post Game

Thursday's Games:
Caribes (2-0) visits Pinar del Rio (1-2) @ 12:05 PM ET
Culiacan (2-0) visits Cibao (1-1) @ 6:30 PM ET

Vladimir Gutierrez (Pinar del Rio) falls under the July 2nd guidelines since he isn't 23 and hasn't played at least five season in professional ball: MLB Official Site

Yoan Moncada (Cienfuegos) would like to sign as soon as possible and get to training right away: MLB Official Site

St. Louis is not considered one of the likely destinations for Yoan Moncada (Cienfuegos): MLB Official Site

Aroldis Chapman (Holguin-Cincinnati) visited Puerto Rico to watch the Cuban team: ESPN Deportes

Alfonso Urquiola (Pinar del Rio MGR) had some harsh comments on the recent defections: Lider

The International Prospect League will host a showcase on February 11, 2015 featuring Cubans Elier Sanchez, Hector Olivera, and Yadier Alvarez: IPL Official Twitter

Licey extended the contract of Manny Acta (former Cleveland MGR) through next season: Listin Diario

The Nicaraguan National Championship will use instant replay and Edgard Montiel (former DSL-Chinandega) has requested to keep playing for Boer: La Prensa

Jay-Z is interested in adding Vladimir Gutierrez (Pinar del Rio) to his Roc Nation roster: El Nuevo Herald

24-year old right-handed pitcher Orlando Barroso (Santiago de Cuba) has defected from Cuba: Diario de Cuba

Nettuno 2 (Italian Baseball League) is interested in adding Jose Angel Garcia (Artemisa): Mister Baseball

Newly signed Carlos Villanueva (MiLB signing) belongs to the Cibaenas (Dominican League) organization.

Newly signed Jose Gonzalez (MiLB signing) spent this past winter playing for La Guaira (Venezuelan League) getting in 31 games going 24-for-94 (.255) with three doubles, one home run, nine walks, 30 total bases, eight runs, ten walks, 25 strikeouts, .324 OBP, .319 SLG, and .643 OPS.

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