Randolph Oduber and Dashenko Ricardo return to Lincoln SaltDogs

The Lincoln SaltDogs announced the other day, they have re-signed Curaçaoan catcher Dashenko Ricardo for a second season. Also, Randolph Oduber from Aruba will call Lincoln home for the 2018 season. Both players were teammates last season already and even in the Dutch hoofdklasse they played together on the squad of Curaçao Neptunus, the eighteen-time Dutch champion, …

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Kevin Kelly a signature away from joining A.S.D. Rimini Pirates

Just like a few other clubs from the Italian Baseball League, A.S.D. Rimini Pirates will acquire a player from the Dutch hoofdklasse. Will... because the contract hasn't been signed yet. If everything goes according to plan, Kevin Kelly will sign tomorrow to join Rimini for the 2018 season. Kelly won't be the first player from …

Asia Winter Baseball League 2017: WBSC keeps CPBL in check for second win

After a 10-5 loss vs the NPB East delegation, the WBSC took on the CPBL today. For five innings the WBSC kept the Taiwanese in check as they allowed three runs on six hits. Final score 5-3. Pitcher Joshua Kimborowicz kept the Taiwanese limited to two hits and struck out five in six innings of work. The …

Roger Bernadina to stay in Korea

After a very successful season in which he helped the Kia Tigers win the KBO championship, Roger Bernadina has signed a one-year extension with the club from Gwangju. The Tigers have been very active to keep the trio of foreign players in their team. Next to Bernadina, the club signed Hector Noesi to a $2 …

Phildrick Llewellyn tries his luck in Italy

Last week, you could read here about Gilmer Lampe who signed a deal with Fortitudo Bologna of the Italian Baseball League. Today it was announced that another player of the Dutch Kingdom will try his luck in Italian Baseball. Former minor leaguer Phildrick Llewellyn has signed a deal with A.S.D. Rimini Pirates for the 2018 …

Wladimir Balentien signs one-year extension with Swallows

Last week you could read here that Wladimir Balentien was likely to return to the Yakult Swallows. Today, Yahoo.com confirmed the 33-year old Curaçaoan slugger signed a one-year deal with the other team from Tokyo. According to Yahoo.com, both parties reached an agreement yesterday. By signing a $3 million deal, Balentien agrees with a deduction …

Balentien likely to extend his stay with Swallows

Good news for baseball fans from Curaçao and the Netherlands. Curaçao native Wladimir Balentien and the Yakult Swallows are on the verge of signing a one-year contract extension. According to Yaoo.com, the 33-year old outfielder decided yesterday to stay with the team. Currently, both parties are working on the finishing touches of the contract, which is …

Andruw Jones on 2018 HOF ballot

Today, the Baseball Hall of Fame announced the newbies on the 2018 ballot. Next to players like his namesake Chipper Jones, Trevor Hoffman, first-timers Omar Vizquel and Jim Thome, Curaçao native Andruw Jones is also on the ballot. Andruw Jones broke into the majors at the age of  19. He was the youngest player to …

Hensely Meulens to be interviewed for Yankees’ manager job

Several New York-based media are reporting that the former Yankee outfielder and current bench coach of the San Francisco Giants Hensley Meulens will be interviewed for the position of manager of the New York Yankees. The 50-year old Curaçao native will be one of a long list of candidates that apply to fill the void that …

Jair Jurrjens is a minor league free agent as well

Yesterday you could read about three Dutchies becoming minor league free agents. It appears that Jair Jurrjens joined them after he filed for free agency as well. After a solid World Baseball Classic, Jurrjens signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers, who sent him to AAA Oklahoma City. With the local Dodgers, Jurrjens had a somewhat …

Three Dutchies become minor league free agents

Two minor league players from Curaçao and one from Aruba have become free agent. In all cases, their contract expired. Sharlon Schoop's one year contract with the Baltimore Orioles expired, so he will be a free agent again. Last season he split time with the AAA Norfolk Tides and the AA Bowie BaySox. The 30-year …

Lineup of Curaçao Baseball Week presented

The organization of the Curaçao Baseball Week has announced the lineup of the 2017 event. Quite some Major League Players will show up again this year. Next to MLB players from Curaçao, there will be players from the Dutch hoofdklasse and two non-Curaçaoan MLB players. The players from the Dutch hoofdklasse are Diegomar Markwell and …

Only two Dutchies on WBSC roster for 2017 Asia Winter Baseball League

The 2017 Asia Winter Baseball League is around the corner. The various participants have released their roster: CPBL, NPB, KBO, JABA All-Star and WBSC All-Star. New is this row of participants are the JABA representation and the WBSC representation. In the previous two editions, Europe has sent a team, but as the team got more …

Simmons wins third gold glove

Curaçao native Andrelton Simmons has won his third gold glove for the position of shortstop. The 28-year old player of team Kingdom of the Netherlands won his third gold glove in general, his first since being an Angel and his first since 2014. The stellar shortstop of the Angels won two consecutive gold gloves in …

Roger Bernadina wins KBO award

After a great season in which he won the KBO championship with the Kia Tigers, Roger Bernadina won one of the awards during the annual KBO award gala. The Curaçao born outfielder won the award for most scored runs. With 118 runs Roger beat the competition. In the MVP vote, Roger ended high as well, …

Kenley Jansen recovers from two unfortunate outings

With Kenley Jansen retiring the side in the ninth inning, the Los Angeles Dodgers have forced a seventh game in the 2017 World Series. In another pitching matchup, the pitching staff of the Dodgers outdueled the staff of the Astros as the Dodgers beat the Astros 3-1. Once again a run was scored on a home …

Roger Bernadina clinches Korean championship with Kia Tigers

Even though the Doosan Bears won the first game of the Korean Series, the team was no match for the Kia Tigers in the following four games. Today, the Kia Tigers beat the team from Seoul 7-6 to clinch its eleventh title. Once again, Roger Bernadina proved to be a big value to the team as …

Roger Bernadina ignites offense in Tigers win

The pitching of the Kia Tigers kept the offense of the Doosan Bears in check in game four of the Korean Series. Thanks to a great outing of starting pitcher Im Ki-young, who pitched 5.2 innings, and the bullpen, the Bears could only score one run. The offense of the Tigers was sparked by Roger …