Loek van Mil hospitalized after accident

The Brisbane Bandits announced that Dutch closer, Loek van Mil, who is currently playing with the Brisbane Bandits in the Australian Baseball League, is hospitalized after suffering a serious head injury. Loek got the head injury in a non-baseball related accident. He is hospitalized in a hospital in Canberra. Loek appeared in just one game …

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 …

Dutch teammates face each other in ABL

  Today, Dutch hoofdklasse teammates Dwayne Kemp and Loek van Mil faced each other in the matchup between the Brisbane Bandits and the Sydney BlueSox. Even though Kemp bested his teammate Van Mil, the Blue Sox ended up at the wrong side of the score after ten innings: 5-6.  Just like last week, the Blue …

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. …

Van Mil clinches first win, Blue Sox avoid sweep

On the final day of round two, the Brisbane Bandits split the series vs the Auckland Tuatara by losing 4-0 and winning 4-2. The Sydney Blue Sox won the final game of the four-game series vs the Canberra Cavalry to avoid a sweep. In the first game of the doubleheader between the Auckland Tuatara and …

Not a great day for Dutch hoofdklasse players in ABL

Two of the three Dutch hoofdklasse players in the Australian Baseball League, did not have a great day. Sam Kennelly and his Perth Heat didn't make it through the first inning due to inclement weather. Dwayne Kemp and Shogo Nakashima lost 7-4 with the Sydney Blue Sox vs the Canberra Cavalry. The Blue Sox pitching …

No European/WBSC team in Asia Winter League

Unlike the past three seasons, there will be no European team or representation of the WBSC in this year's Asia Winter League. The organization of the tournament did not disclose a reason. In 2015, a European All-Star team debuted in the Asia Winter League. They weren't quite successful. Sure the team won some games but …

Transitions of bottom four hoofdklasse clubs

After pointing out the transitions of the top four teams, this article will describe which players came and went to and from the teams that ended the regular hoofdklasse season in the bottom four. DSS Finishing in fifth place, missing the playoffs by a nose hair, DSS had to play to prevent relegation. The club …

Lots of changes for L&D Amsterdam Pirates

At the end of the transition period, it becomes clear that L&D Amsterdam Pirates has lost quite some players that left a mark on the team. Of course the club acquired plenty of players to fill those gaps. The biggest surprise of them all is the fact that Nick Urbanus, son of manager Charles Urbanus …

Quiet transition period for Neptunus

Reigning European and Dutch champion Curaçao Neptunus did not make a lot of moves during this year's transition period. Even though the club saw four players leave, the club added only two players from outside the club to its roster.  According to manager Ronald Jaarsma, it was hard to give three of his younger players …

Quite some changes for De Glaskoning Twins

This year the transaction period was extended with two weeks. In the past years, the period ended on November 1. This year the clubs had time until November 15. De Glaskoning Twins saw several players leave and several players join the club. Starting with the biggest blow, Misja Harcksen decided to return to Neptunus. Harcksen …

HCAW loses several key players, add six

Dutch hoofdklasse club HCAW from Bussum announced which players have left the club and which ones will join the club for the 2019 season. Three players hung up their spikes, five moved elsewhere and the team got six new players in return. The three players that decided to call it quits are Vince Rooi, Bryce …

Several players from Dutch hoofdklasse in 2018/2019 ABL

Today all ABL clubs presented their opening day roster. Three clubs have players from the 2018 Dutch hoofdklasse on their roster: Sydney Blue Sox, Brisbane Bandits and Perth Heat. Let's start with the Brisbane Bandits. The team from Brisbane has acquired Dutch reliever Loek van Mil. Van Mil who has been pretty dominant in the …

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 …

Formidable outing by Van den Hurk leads Softbank Hawks to NPB title

In game six of the Nippon Series between the Hiroshima Toyo Carp and the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks, Dutch starter Rick van den Hurk and a very good outing. Thanks to his strong game, the Hawks earned the NPB championship by beating the Toyo Carp 2-0. Rick van den Hurk was masterful through six innings in …

Softbank Hawks one win away from clinching NPB title

The Softbank Hawks from Fukuoka won game five of the NPB series vs the Hiroshima Toyo Carp today. The team of Dutch pitcher Rick van den Hurk beat the Carp 5-4. Thanks to this win, the team only needs one more win to clinch the NPB championship. After game one, that ended in a 2-2 …

Carter Kieboom added to (F)all Star roster

Scouting and farm directors from every major league organization, in consultation with the Arizona Fall League, selected the players for the annual showcase that pits top prospects from the Fall League's East Division and West Division. One of the many talents that have been added to the All-Star roster of the Arizona Fall League is …