Dutchies around the world

In this episode of Dutchies around the world, we pay attention to Didi Gregorius, Dashenko Ricardo, Calten Daal, Franklin van Gurp, Mike Kelkboom, Jonathan Willems en Mike Bolsenbroek. Didi Gregorius After a long stay on the Injured/Disabled List, Didi Gregorius made his return with the Yankees on June 7. Normally a slow starter, Didi went …

Dutchies contribute in Bologna win

Tonight, Fortitudo Bologna pushed over Godo Baseball. In seven innings the Knights were brushed aside 14-0, a blowout score in which the two Dutch players of Bologna, Jarreau Martina and John Polonius had their fair share. For two innings, Godo managed to keep Bologna scoreless but in the third, the reigning Italian champion scored twice. …

Roger Bernadina debuts in CPBL

After having signed a contract with the Lamigo Monkeys, it took Roger Bernadina a while to make the flagship team. But eventually, the Curaçao born outfielder made his debut with the team today. After the Monkeys signed Bernadina to a contract on April 18, he was stored with their farm team as CPBL teams are …

Didi on his way back

After spending a long time on the Disabled List, or Injured List as it is called nowadays, due to Tommy John surgery, Didi Gregorius played his first game yesterday. Gregorius, who throws right handed, is coming back from surgery to a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. At the Spring Training complex at …

Dutchies around the world

In this episode of Dutchies around the world, we pay attention to Andrelton Simmons, Zander Wiel, Juremi Profar, Kevin Josephina, Wladimir Balentien and Phildrick Llewellyn.  Andrelton Simmons So far, Andrelton Simmons is having a career year. In previous years he never topped .300, although he came rather close last year with a .292 average, but …

Nice debut for Gianfranco Wawoe in Frontier League

Curaçao born Gianfranco Wawoe will play in the Frontier League in 2019. Last week, the league started its season and so far, Wawoe makes his presence felt. The Southern Illinois Miners' infielder is leading the league when it comes to batting average. Last year, Gianfranco signed a deal with the New Jersey Jackals of the …

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 …

Wladimir Balentien placed on inactive list

According to a tweet by American baseball journalist in Japan, Jim Allen, the Yakult Swallows have placed Curaçaoan outfielder Wladimir Balentien on the inactive list as they worry about the condition of his upper body. Balentien is hitting considerably better than the past four years, when he never topped. 270. So far this season, he …

More Curaçaoan reinforcements for Fortitudo Bologna

Reigning Italian champion Fortitudo Bologna has acquired another player from the Dutch kingdom. Next to Alex Rodriguez and Jarreau Martina, Curaçaoan infielder John Polonius has been added to their ranks. Players from Curaçao are popular in Italy as they have a Dutch passport and thus are regarded members of the European Union according to the …

Dashenko Ricardo debuts with Durham Bulls

It has been a while when you could read the news of Dashenko Ricardo's contract being picked up by the Tampa Bay Rays. But finally, the Curaçaoan backstop made a comeback in organized baseball. In the first game of a doubleheader, Ricardo was positioned behind home plate. On his own, Ricardo was responsible for a …

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), …