Didi wins Thurman Munson Award

Together with Yankees' manager Aaron Boone and third baseman Miguel Andujar, Amsterdam born Didi Gregorius was honored with the Thurman Munson Award. This award is given to professional and Olympic athletes in recognition of their athletic achievements and their contributions to the community. The Thurman Munson Award event raised money to benefit the AHRC New …

Another Dutchie heads to Italy

Last year, Italian clubs Fortitudo Bologna and A.S.D. Rimini surprised the Dutch baseball world by acquiring two players from the Dutch competition for the 2018 season. This year another hoofdklasse player heads South. Jarreau Martina will join Fortitudo Bologna for the 2019 season. After a season of absence due to professional obligations, Martina returned to …

MLB complex on Curaçao not dead yet

Some time ago you could read here that the MLB complex that was planned on the Isle of Curaçao wasn't going to be built. But now a local newspaper, het Antilliaans Dagblad, comes with a completely different story.  Back in 2015, the minister of Economic Affairs, Stanley Palm was euphoric about the project. Now, his …

No KBO contract for Roger Bernadina

As all KBO clubs signed the foreign players they needed and that market closed on December 29, Roger Bernadina wasn't signed by any of the ten KBO clubs. Earlier during the KBO offseason, the Kia Tigers announced they would not re-sign Bernadina as his numbers dropped and as he has spent some time on the …

Jurickson Profar to A’s as part of a three-way deal

Curaçao native Jurickson Profar is not a Texas Ranger anymore. The 25-year old was part of a three-way deal between the Texas Rangers, the Oakland Athletics and the Tampa Bay Rays. Profar, who has been injury prone during his career as he missed most of the 2014 and 2015 season due to a nagging injury …

Hainley Statia new infield coordinator for Angels

Curaçao native Hainley Statia announced through his Instagram account that the Los Angeles Angels hired him as their infield coordinator. After serving a few years as hitting coach in the Brewers' farm system, Statia returns to the club where it all began for him. In this job as infield coordinator, Statia will be responsible for …

Twins sign Schoop and Torreyes

In a move to fill two middle infield spots, the Minnesota Twins have signed Curaçao native Jonathan Schoop and Venezuelan Ronald Torreyes to one-year contracts. The void in the infield was created when the Twins traded Brian Dozier and Eduardo Escobar at the non-waiver trade deadline. Schoop, who was non-tendered by the Milwaukee Brewers, is …

Schoop becomes free agent

In a Tweet, the Milwaukee Brewers announced they had non-tendered infielder Jonathan Schoop and three other players. This move makes Schoop a free agent, meaning he can sign where ever he wants. Even though Schoop is a solid infielder, his offense stayed behind in the past season as he hit a meager .233. Compared to …

Jonathan Schoop on the brink of becoming FA

With $10.1 million on the final year of his contract, the Milwaukee Brewers are contemplating the options for their infielder Jonathan Schoop. The club is mulling whether to trade him to tender him or not to tender him. If the Brewers decide to do the latter, the 27-year old Curaçaoan will become a free agent. …

Roger Bernadina has to look for new club

The Kia Tigers announced they will not extend the contract of Curaçaoan outfielder Roger Bernadina. The main reason is the fact that the numbers he produced in 2018 were not as good as in 2017. After spending the 2016 season with the Las Vegas 51s (then a Mets farm team), Bernadina opted to sign with …

O’s sign another Curaçao talent

The Baltimore Orioles have signed another international prospect form the Isle of Curaçao. J'Rudjeanon Isenia was signed to a $125,000 contract. The contract was agreed on earlier this year but the O's only announced this Tuesday. "Isenia is a right-handed-hitting outfielder with above-average tools and a good swing," said director of player development and interim GM Brian …

U23 World Cup Baseball: Dutch end tournament with third consecutive loss

A third consecutive loss resulted in a disappointing tenth place for team Kingdom of the Netherlands in this year's U23 World Cup. Once again, the pitching did not pan out well and after a good first inning, the batters were kept in check. This resulted in an 11-3 loss vs Puerto Rico. Team Kingdom of …

U23 World Cup 2018: Dutch humiliated by Australians

Yesterday the woes for the Kingdom of the Netherlands continued. After a surprising loss vs the Czech Republic, Australia was much too strong for the Dutch as they fell 16-3. Nothing went the Dutch' way. The pitching did not pan out the way it should and the lineup was kept in check by the Australian …

U23 Baseball World Cup 2018: Czechs surprisingly beat Dutch

The Kingdom of the Netherlands got off a wrong start in the consolation round as the team was beaten 4-3 by the Czech Republic. The Czechs took an early lead on a sac fly to left field and a two-run homer hit by Jakub Grepl. https://twitter.com/MilujemeBasebal/status/1055477690009042949 For five innings, the Dutch lineup was kept in …

U23 World Cup Baseball: Dutch move on to consolation round

Despite two consecutive wins, the Kingdom of the Netherlands will continue the U23 World Cup tournament in the consolation round. The results against Colombia is a disadvantage for the Dutch as they start with a 1-1 record in the standings of the consolation round, while Colombia is starting with a 2-0 record. The Australians also …

U23 World Cup 2018: Dutch let down by pitching in loss to Mexico

The second loss in as many games. After the loss vs Colombia, the Dutch fell to Mexico yesterday. The problem wasn't the offense as the Dutch collected twelve hits but merely the pitching that gave up fourteen runs on sixteen hits and six walks. As a result, the Kingdom of the Netherlands fell to Mexico …

U23 World Cup 2018: Dutch fall to host nation in first game

In their first game of the U23 World Cup in and against host nation Colombia, six errors led to three unearned runs for the South Americans as the Dutch fell 9-5. Of the three pitchers manager Sidney de Jong used, Kaj Timmermans lasted the longest. In 4.1 innings, he gave up five runs (two earned) …