Tag: Venezuela

Mets Among Teams Scouting Righty Reliever Jose Arredondo

An article by posted on December 27, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Among Teams Scouting Righty Reliever Jose Arredondo

The Mets are among teams scouting free-agent RHP Jose Arredondo, who is currently pitching for Bravos de Margarita in the Venezuela winter league. “I want major league scouts to focus on the training I’ve done and how I’m trying to get back in major league form,” Arredondo told the Daily News from Venezuela, where he’s currently pitching […]

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Asdrubal Cabrera Playing 2B In Winter Ball, Expected To Play In WBC

An article by posted on December 19, 2016 0 Comments
Asdrubal Cabrera Playing 2B In Winter Ball, Expected To Play In WBC

Asdrubal Cabrera, 31, has been playing Winter Ball in Venezuela. So far, he has gone 0-11 with one walk while playing second base and DH. He also plans to play for Venezuela in the World Baseball Classic in a few months. Sandy Alderson was initially hesitant about him playing this winter, citing his strained patellar […]

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Cabrera Makes Winter Ball Season Debut Without Mets Permission

An article by posted on December 16, 2016 0 Comments
Cabrera Makes Winter Ball Season Debut Without Mets Permission

New York Mets infielder Asdrubal Cabrera made his 2016 winter league debut last night for the Leones del Caracas in Venezuela. His debut comes just a day after Sandy Alderson said that Cabrera and Jeurys Familia had yet to receive permission from the Mets to play in winter ball. Cabrera batted sixth and was the […]

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Wilmer Flores Will Be There for You (Watch New Video!)

An article by posted on September 7, 2016 0 Comments
Wilmer Flores Will Be There for You (Watch New Video!)

“I’ll be there for you, when the rain starts to fall.” We just had to update this post with a cool video passed along to us by one of our readers. Enjoy! This is awesome. #mets #friends pic.twitter.com/ik1RMU8l3s — New York Sports Guys (@NYSportsGuys5) September 7, 2016   Original Report – Aug 6 In case […]

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Tejada and Flores Are On The Mend

An article by posted on January 28, 2016 0 Comments
Tejada and Flores Are On The Mend

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, infielders Ruben Tejada and Wilmer Flores are on the mend and both of them have shed wearing their walking boots. Flores, 24, is already in Port St. Lucie and has been working out at the Mike Barwis fitness and conditioning program, writes Rubin, and he is scheduled to begin hitting this […]

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Twins Sign Wilfredo Tovar To Minor League Deal

An article by posted on December 15, 2015 0 Comments
Twins Sign Wilfredo Tovar To Minor League Deal

The Minnesota Twins have signed former Met infielder Wilfredo Tovar to a minor league deal according to Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com. Tovar, 24, was outrighted by the Mets last November to make room on the 40-man roster. He was signed out of Venezuela in 2007 at the age of 16 and spent eight years in […]

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All You Need To Know About The International Signing Period

An article by posted on July 2, 2015 0 Comments
All You Need To Know About The International Signing Period

Today marks another holiday in amateur player acquirement if you haven’t heard. On July 2nd of every year, a signing period exists where amateur baseball players outside of the United States, Puerto Rico, and Canada between the ages 16 and 23 are signed to professional contracts with teams in the MLB that range from 4 […]

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Could K-Rod Return To Queens?

An article by posted on June 12, 2014 0 Comments
Could K-Rod Return To Queens?

Francisco Rodriguez, better known as K-Rod, pitched two-plus seasons for the Mets from 2009-2011 before being traded to the Brewers. In his time as a Met the fireballing right-hander experienced ups and downs both on and off the mound. According to Marc Carig of Newsday, that’s left the veteran reliever feeling like he has something […]

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Lessons In Latin America: A Brief Venezuelan History

An article by posted on February 2, 2014 0 Comments
Lessons In Latin America: A Brief Venezuelan History

While Cuban and Mexican baseball have been the forefront of baseball pioneering between spreading the sport and creating the Leagues, their stance is nothing in present-day Major League Baseball compared to both the Dominican Republic and Venezuela. As of April 1st in 2013, Venezuelans represented the second-highest number of foreign-born players in the Major Leagues […]

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Allan Dykstra Is Tearing It Up In Venezuela Winter League

An article by posted on November 13, 2013 0 Comments
Allan Dykstra Is Tearing It Up In Venezuela Winter League

Allan Dykstra is playing winter ball in Venezuela with the Magallanes Navigators and is tearing up the league batting .412/.512/.559 in his first 12 games of the season. He is currently on a seven-game hitting streak and has hit safely in all but one of his 12 games with two doubles and a home run. Fresh […]

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