Ray-Patrick Didder joins Fortitudo Bologna

Just before the start of the 2020 Serie A1 season, Fortitudo Bologna has signed Aruban shortstop Ray-Patrick Didder who will replace Nico Giarratano who hung up his spikes for personal reasons. After spending seven years in the Braves' minor league system, Didder became a free agent at the end of the 2019 season. He signed …

Dutchies on 60-man rosters

Most MLB clubs have announced their 60-man rosters. A change compared to last year as the clubs had 40-man rosters. But due to the coronavirus, everything is different. Besides the known names, several Dutchies have made the 60-man rosters. Here is an overview of the rosters that are known now. The 60-man player pool will …

Padres sign Dutchie

The San Diego Padres have signed Aruban infielder Ray-Patrick Didder to a minor league contract. He is not the first player from the Kingdom of the Netherlands that will play for the Padres. Kalian Sams preceded him and also Jurickson Profar has joined the Padres recently after he was traded by the A's.   After …

2019 Premier 12: Dutch go 0-3, eliminated

Last night, the Kingdom of the Netherlands faced Mexico in its final game of the tournament. As Mexico beat the USA on Sunday, the Dutch were eliminated already. Vs Mexico, the Dutch didn't fare much better as they lost 10-2. Manager Hensley Meulens started Tom Stuifbergen, who normally is a reliever. As Stuifbergen announced he …

2019 Premier 12: Another bitter loss for Dutch

The Kingdom of the Netherlands took on the Dominican Republic. Both teams started a pitcher with MLB experience. Ervin Santana for the Dominicans, Jair Jurrjens for the Dutch. What appeared to become a great game for the Dutch ended as a major disappointment as they were beaten 14-4 in seven innings. Jair Jurrjens didn't pitch …

Two Arubans added to Dutch Premier12 roster

According to 297 Sports, Braves farmhand, Ray-Patrick Didder and Cincinnati Reds farmhand Chadwick Tromp have been added to the Premier12 roster of the Kingdom of the Netherlands by manager Hensley Meulens. Ray-Patrick Didder is coming off a sub-par season with the Mississippi Braves. In his second season with the M-Braves, he batted .203 and committed …

Xander Bogaerts gets 1000th MLB hit

The Boston Red Sox' Aruban shortstop Xander Bogaerts became the third Red Sox player to get 1000 base hits before the age of 27. Only Tris Speaker and Bobby Doerr preceded him. Unfortunately, Bogaerts' hit wasn't of any value for the Red Sox as he didn't drive in a run or scored himself after it. …

Dutchies all over the world

It has been a while since the Dutch Baseball Hangout posted about players of the Dutch Kingdom that play around the globe in other countries than their home countries. In this first episode, we pay attention to Xander Bogaerts, Dashenko Ricardo, Calten Daal, Eugene Helder, and Jonathan Willems. Xander Bogaerts The Aruban born shortstop is …

Baseball Academy coming to Aruba

It won't be the first since there are a few already but two Americans with ties to the Isle of Aruba are working on a plan to start a baseball academy on the Caribbean island. The academy is named 297 Baseball Academy. The name 297 Baseball Academy refers to the area code of Aruba. The two …

Red Sox sign Bogaerts to contract extension

The Boston Red Sox wanted to keep one of the corner stones of their 2018 championship team with them. According 985thesportshub.com, the club and shortstop Xander Bogaerts have signed a seven-year, $132MM contract extension.   The Aruban born shortstop has been a valued part of the team since he joined the Red Sox in 2013. …

Dodgers to sign another Aruban talent

They have to wait until July 2nd but then the Los Angeles Dodgers will sign another player from Aruba to a minor league contract. Rolando Petronia from Oranjestad will likely be sent to the Dominican Summer League before he will start to play on the American mainland. The infielder spent most of his years with …

Aruban talent signs with Orioles

The Baltimore Orioles have acquired another talent from the Isle of Aruba. The youngster from Paradera signed a seven-year contract with the Birds. According to Baseball Aruba, left-handed pitcher Adrion Lacle was signed out of the international draft as the best pitching prospect from Aruba. According to Sports Zone Aruba, it is the first time, …

Atlanta Braves sign Dutch talent

The Atlanta Braves have signed Dutch (Aruban born) catcher Denzel Bryson to a minor league contract. The 17-year Aruban born comes from a modest season with HCAW in the Dutch hoofdklasse. Denzel broke into hoofdklasse baseball through the (now defunct) Bixie baseball academy. He debuted in the hoofdklasse with De Glaskoning Twins in Oosterhout in 2016 …

Shawn Zarraga signs with Atlantic League team

Aruban catcher Shawn Zarraga has found a new club. After a long absence in professional baseball since his release by the Los Angeles at the start of the season, he finally signed a contract with a team. The Summerset Patriots of the Atlantic League will be his new club. Since Zarraga has experience at AAA …

Roger Bernadina on disabled list

If you follow Korean baseball, you might have noticed that Roger Bernadina hasn't been in the lineups of the Kia Tigers lately. The 33-year old Curaçao born outfielder has been placed on the disabled list by his club.   Since May 15, Roger did not appear on any Kia Tigers lineup card since he has …

Chadwick Tromp promoted to AAA

In a move to fill a void on the Louisville Bats' roster, the Cincinnati Reds have promoted Aruban catcher Chadwick Tromp to their International League affiliate. The Reds made plenty of roster moves the other day, a string of catcher promotions as a part of it. Cassidy Brown was promoted from the Daytona Tortugas (A …