Roger Bernadina signs deal in Taiwan

Recently you could read her that Roger Bernadina had signed a contract with the independent Ishikawa Million Stars. Today the Dutch Baseball Hangout learned he has signed a deal with the Lamigo Monkeys of the Chinese Professional Baseball League. After two seasons with the Kia Tigers of the KBO, Bernadina wasn't offered a new contract. …

Another Curaçaoan hits Italian top league

Slowly, Italian teams signing players from the Dutch Kingdom isn't a novelty anymore. Last year, Gilmer Lampe and Kevin Kelly were (one) of the firsts. This year, Jarreau Martina and Alex Rodriguez will join Fortitudo Bologna and today, Parmaclima Parma announced that the team has acquired Curaçaoan Reangelo Beaumont. The intention of Parma was to …

Monster scores and Dutchies on Day 2 of German baseball

On the second day of the German Bundesliga Baseball, the fans could enjoy a couple of monster scores, at least those who rooted for the winning team. Today several players with a link to Dutch baseball made their appearance. Bremen Dockers @ Solingen Alligators In both games, the Bremen Dockers were no match for the …

Roger Bernadina finds a new team

Curaçao native Roger Bernadina has found a new club in an independent circuit in Japan. Bernadina joined the Ishikawa Million Stars of the independent BC League (Baseball Challenge League).  The BC League started to play in 2007 as the Hokushinestu Baseball Challenge League. The Ishikawa MillionStars are one of the four charter teams of the …

Tampa Bay Rays pick up contract of Dashenko Ricardo

Curaçao native Dashenko Ricardo will play for the Tampa Bay Rays organization the upcoming season. The Rays picked up his contract from the independent Sioux Falls Canaries. It will be the first time Ricardo will play in affiliated baseball since 2013, when he was playing for the Great Lakes Loons (A Full Season Midwest League), …

DSS acquires Juan Carlos Sulbaran

Juan Carlos Sulbaran, who played partially for Silicon Storks in 2018 has jumped ships and moved to DSS from Haarlem. Thanks to the manager of team Kingdom of the Netherlands, Evert-Jan 't Hoen, the Curaçaoan pitcher was able to make the move to Haarlem. Last season, Sulbaran joined Silicon Storks from The Hague after the …

L&D Amsterdam Pirates reinforces its ranks with pitcher from Curaçao

Runner up in last year's Holland Series, L&D Amsterdam Pirates have acquired a new player from the Isle of Curaçao. The 24-year old lefty Johan Rifaela will join the club before the start of the upcoming season. Rifaela has played for the Santa Maria Pirates during the 2018 season. He is a very versatile pitcher …

Fortitudo Bologna signs Alex Rodriguez

The title of this blog post may sound very sensational but the reigning Italian champion did not sign A-Rod, they signed Curaçaoan first baseman Alexander Rodriguez who spent several years in the minor league systems of the Colorado Rockies and the Tampa Bay Rays. The 25-year old first baseman started his professional career with the Colorado …

Yanks want to extend Didi’s contract

After extending Aaron Hicks' contract for seven years, the Yankees are reportedly looking to keep Didi Gregorius in their ranks. The only right decision of course. Didi Gregorius joined the Yankees after a trade on December 5, 2014. He had the ungrateful task to replace Derek Jeter, a big fan favorite. The comments about the …

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 …