Even though his player page and the roster of the Billings Mustangs tell a different story, Baseball America announced today that the Cincinnati Reds have released Curacao born outfielder Jonathan Martijn.
Jonathan Martijn was born in 1994 in Willemstad, Curacao. At the age of 19 he signed a deal with the Cincinnati Reds. Later that year he was sent to the AZL Reds before he was put on the 60-day disabled list. One year later the Reds took him of the 60-day disabled list. On April 2015, the Reds assigned him to their ST roster and later that year he was promoted to Advanced Rookie level (Pioneer League) where he played for the Billings Mustangs. During 45 games in 2015 he hit a decent .268.
Even though Jonathan was on the Mustangs roster at the start of the Pioneer League season, he did not play a game and eventually was released.
Another Dutchie, this time from the island of Aruba has gotten a new chance.
The 19-year old Wally Vrolijk from Oranjestad was released by the Dodgers in September last year but the Baltimore Orioles picked him up and signed him to a deal that sent him to the Dominican Summer League. On June 6, Wally debuted with the DSL Orioles 1 and pitched two scoreless innings. But nevertheless his numbers are not really impressive yet as he gave up five runs in ten innings of relief (4.50 ERA). So far Wally walked two, struck out five and kept his opponents at a batting average of .243. His WHIP stands at 1.10.