First off I want to say congratulations to Kiley McDaniel who was hired on by the Baltimore Orioles organization over the winter. McDaniel used to write for Baseball Prospectus covering international baseball happenings.
MLB has hired former
ex-vice president Sandy
Alderson as a consultant to clean up the many problems
going on in the Dominican. Alderson began
with firing Ronaldo
Peralta, who was the leading executive in
The Milwaukee Brewers are looking to re-establish themselves in the Dominican. Brewers Official Site
The third-annual Major League
Baseball Tournament will take from March 28-April 1 at the
International free agents
Dominican pitcher Carlos Matias could receive a higher bonus then he previously signed for. Matias originally signed for $160,000 with the Boston Red Sox, but had his contract voided out by the MLB after false identification. The New York Yankees and Arizona Diamondbacks have picked up interest and some are saying he could get more than $500,000 now.
Cuban first baseman/outfielder Jose Julio Ruiz had offers from Boston Red Sox, Tampa Bay Rays, and Toronto Blue Jays pulled off the table due to him being out of shape in workouts. Ruiz felt his agents were not doing their job and switched a couple weeks ago. El Nuevo Herald
Major League Baseball suspended Dominican pitcher Michael Feliz 50-games for failing a drug test. He is listed as unsigned, but there had been a Feliz signed by the Oakland Athletics earlier this year. Same person? Still unsure.
Other organizations' prospects
Four Dominican Summer League players were handed 50-game suspensions for failed drug tests which included Israel Tolentino (Yankees), Josue Rodriguez (Yankees), Melvin Colon (Mets), and Steven Lebron (Indians). MiLB Official Site
The Tampa Bay Rays signed Cuban first
baseman and outfielder Leslie
Anderson to a $3.75 million four-year deal.
Current Cardinals prospects
Alberto Castillo (former MLB Spring Invite) signed a contract for the 2010 season with the Baltimore Orioles. Castillo pitched for Mochis in the Mexican Pacific League and later moved onto to La Guaira in the Venezuelan League this past winter.
Abraham Nunez (former
Juan Gonzalez (Former MLB Spring Invite)
drilled two home runs this weekend for Vega Baja in the Puerto Rican
Double-A League. Jose Leon (Former
Juan Mosquera playing for Panama Metro in the Panama League:
Mar 8: Started at second base and batted ninth. 1-for-2 with one run.
Mar 9: Started at second base and batted ninth. 1-for-1 with one RBI, two runs, and two walks.
Mar 10: Entered late in the game at shortstop.
Mar 12: Entered late in the game at third base.
Mar 14: Entered late in the game at third base. 0-for-2 at the plate.
Mar 14: Started and pitched 3.1 innings. He allowed two hits, one earned runs, three walks, and struck out five.
Panama Metro is currently 12-7 and are sixth in the league. They have also qualified for postseason play with the regular season wrapping up on March 15th.
No stat updates on Edgard Montiel (Former DSL), but
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