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) …

Roster Dutch U23 team unveiled

It took a while but eventually, the KNBSB (Royal Dutch Baseball and Softball Federation) has presented the roster of the U23 team of the Kingdom of the Netherlands that will participate in the U23 World Cup, which will start tomorrow. According to the KNBSB, it is a strong roster that contains seven players that clinched …

Gregorius will start 2019 on DL

Dutch-born Didi Gregorius will be out until next summer due to an elbow injury. The elbow injury is this serious, Didi will need Tommy John surgery. According to Yankees' manager Aaron Boone, Gregorius injured his elbow in Game 1 of the American League Division Series against the Red Sox. Didi is coming off a season that …

De Glaskoning Twins acquires old acquaintance as third base coach

Today team manager Patrick van Gool announced the name of the new third base coach of De Glaskoning Twins. Old acquaintance because he used to play for the team in 2016 when the team was still under the helm of Kevin Roovers. At the time, the new third base coach played in the outfield.  Diehard …

Gianfranco Wawoe joins Southern Illinois Miners

Curaçao native Gianfranco Wawoe has signed a deal for the 2019 season with the independent Southern Illinois Miners (Frontier League). The 24-year old infielder announced this through his Facebook account and through Instagram. According to his Facebook account, Wawoe thought about quitting baseball as he had not played the entire 2018 season. Last season, he …

Curt Smith earns postseason All-Star team honors

Curaçao born Curt Smith has been named postseason All-Star in the American Association. The 31-year old DH/1B has spent his sixth season in the independent league. Smith had another stellar season as he hit above .300 (.315) and was tied for fourth place with five triples. With seventeen dingers Smith was tied for seventh place …

JC Sulbaran released, heading to the Netherlands

A couple of days ago, the Winnipeg Goldeyes announced through their website the release of Curaçao native Juan Carlos Sulbaran. Today, Sulbaran placed a photo on Instagram, showing his passport and a ticket to Amsterdam airport. After a long absence due to an car accident shortly after the 2017 World Baseball Classic, in which he …

Dashenko Ricardo on Saltdog’s disabled list

The Lincoln Saltdogs of the independent American Association has placed their catcher Dashenko Ricard on the disabled list, retroactive to August 13. The Curaçao native and player of team Kingdom of the Netherlands injured his foot last Sunday as he fouled off a pitch in the first at-bat of the third inning. After being examined by …