Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Cardinals Winter League Notebook 2-8-17: Alex Cora's Caguas Wins Caribbean Series & He Turns Attention To WBC; Ronny Cedeno Showed His Experience During Caribbean Series; J.C. Sulbaran & Curt Smith On Dutch Preliminary WBC Roster

Australian Baseball League:

The league is talking with Asian teams about expansion: Fox Sports

Caribbean Series Championship:

Ruben Gotay (former Memphis-Caguas) started at first base and batted fifth.  0-for-4 with one strikeout and assisted in three double plays.

Caguas beat Mexicali 1-0 in 10 innings
MLB Official Site Post Game

Cuba will return for a fifth consecutive season as a special guest in the 2018 Caribbean Series to be held in Barquisimeto, Venezuela: ESPN Deportes

Ronny Cedeno (former MLB signing-Magallanes/Zulia) showed his experience in the Caribbean Series: Magallanes Official Site

Miguel Batista (former St. Louis), Octavio Dotel (former St. Louis), and others have teamed up to raise awareness with Dominican players in the wake of recent deaths: El Caribe

There was a gun battle several hours before the championship game that left six dead: El Vocero

Roberto Canache (former Johnson City-Caribes) is expected in Italy in early March: Mister Baseball

The 2017 Caribbean Series had the best attendance in the past 14 held: ESPN Deportes

2017 All-Caribbean Stars: LVBP Official Site

Alex Cora (former MiLB signing-Caguas GM) was emotionally overjoyed when Caguas won: Primera Hora

The Confederation of the Caribbean will have a meeting in March to discuss adding Panama and their interest in Nicaragua and Colombia: TV Max Deportes

Arizona Winter League:

The league says there are still open spots on the rosters: AWL Official Twitter

World Baseball Classic (March 6, 2017):

Cuba announced their roster: ESPN Deportes

Rules have been announced: WBC Official Site

Edubray Ramos (former VSL-La Guaira) was placed on the Venezuelan reserve list and could be used in the second round: La Guaira Official Site

J.C. Sulbaran (Memphis free agent) and Curt Smith (former Springfield-Chinandega) were named to the Dutch team that will play spring trainings games from February 12-26, 2017: Mister Baseball

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