Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Cardinals Winter League Notebook 2-9-16: Beau Riportella Drives In One Run; More On Yulieski & Lourdes Gourriel Escape From Cuba; Donovan Solano Begins Training For WBC Qualifier

California Winter League:

Beau Riportella (former Quad Cities-Midwest) started at first base and batted fourth.  0-for-2 with one RBI and one strikeout.

Alberta beat Midwest 4-3
CWL Official Site Post Game

Tuesday's Final Regular Season Games:
Washington (4-8-1) visits Oregon (6-5-2) @ 9:00 AM
Manitoba (8-3-2) visits Coachella Valley (3-10) @ 9:30 AM
Canada (9-4) visits Alberta (7-5-1) @ 11:30 AM
Palm Desert (5-7-1) visits Palm Springs Chill (7-4-2) @ 12:00 PM
New York (8-4-1) visits Bay Area (4-8-1) @ 2:00 PM
Midwest (5-8-1) visits Palm Springs Power (6-7) @ 2:30 PM

Caribbean Series:

Yulieski Gourriel (Industriales-Ciego de Avila) and Lourdes Gourriel, Jr (Industriales-Ciego de Avila) traveled to Haiti and plan to establish residency in Costa Rica.  Jose Adolis Garcia (Ciego de Avila) was also feared to have defected, but returned home with the team: Listin Diaro

The Gourriel brothers were targeted the hardest by hustlers: El Caribe

Scouts say Yulieski waited too long to defect and Lourdes doesn't have the tools to be a big impact and both may not have the major-league material: El Nuevo Dia

The Castro regime's affect on players defecting from Cuba: Diario de Cuba

World Baseball Classic Qualifier (February 11, 2016):

Donovan Solano (former Memphis) was in camp first day of Colombian workouts: El Heraldo

Luis Urueta (former Palm Beach-Colombia MGR) and Neder Horta (former St. Louis Latin scout-Colombia coach) lead the Colombian team in workouts: El Universal

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