Gwinnett Braves turn into Gwinnett Stripers

Finally. After a long wait, the Gwinnett Braves (Atlanta Braves AAA affiliate in the International League) unveiled their new identity today. In an attempt to boost their attendance the club changed its name to Gwinnett Stripers. Remarkably as the name wasn't one of the six names that were on the final six in the name-the-team contest. …

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Andruw Jones on 2018 HOF ballot

Today, the Baseball Hall of Fame announced the newbies on the 2018 ballot. Next to players like his namesake Chipper Jones, Trevor Hoffman, first-timers Omar Vizquel and Jim Thome, Curaçao native Andruw Jones is also on the ballot. Andruw Jones broke into the majors at the age of  19. He was the youngest player to …

Ozzie Albies earns G-Braves MVP honors

After a successful season in the International League, in which he was named the International League's midseason and postseason All-Star, Ozzie was awarded the MVP honors of the Gwinnett Braves. The 20-year old Albies had an award winning season with Gwinnett. He batted a team-best .285 with 21 doubles, 8 triples, 9 home runs, 67 …

Ozzie Albies to make his debut tonight

The Atlanta Braves tweeted tonight that Ozainho Albies will make his debut with the team tonight after being called up today. With Dansby Swanson sent down to AAA Gwinnett, it was a matter of time before Ozzie would get the call.  Wearing uniform number 1, Ozzie will be the youngest player in the Majors at …

Gwinnett Braves unveil name-the-team-finalists

The G-Braves, AAA farm team of the Atlanta namesake in the International League, asked their fans to enter names in a name-the-team-contest from May 22 through June 2 in an attempt to get a new name with a tie to the area. In the time span 4,024 entries and 900 different names were entered. Today …

Gwinnett Braves to change name

It was rumored for a while, but now it is official. The Gwinnett Braves will adopt a new moniker in 2018. This news was announced by the Gwinnettdailypost.com. The Gwinnett Braves are the AAA affiliate of the Atlanta Braves in the International League. Like most of the other farm teams, the Gwinnett affiliation is sporting …

Good performance in WBC brings Jurrjens new contract

As one of the few Dutchie free agents, Jair Jurrjens has signed a contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers organization. Only four days after the World Baseball Classic, the pitcher from Curacao signed a deal with an MLB organization. Jair Jurrjens was still without a club after he was released by the Uni-President 7-Eleven Lions …

Dutchies in MLB Spring Training

In today's spring training games, a coulple of Dutchies made an appearance. Kenley Jansen pitched for the Dodgers, Ozzie Albies played again for the Braves and Juremi Profar played the Texas Rangers. Kenley Jansen relieved Hyun-Jin Ryu in the third inning. It was the first appearance of Kenley this spring training. Apparently he is still …

Ozzie Albies makes 2017 ST debut with Braves

Yesterday two Dutchies played on one team, the Braves to be exact. For the first time during this spring training, Ozhaino Albies was given a shot as second baseman, the position the Braves are preparing him for. The other one was Ray-Patrick Didder of course, who strated as center fielder.   Ozhaino Albies started the …

Dutchies in MLB Spring Training

Yesterday a couple of Dutchies got playing time in a spring training game. Ray-Patrick Didder got an at bat for the Braves and Spencer Kieboom sat behind the dish for the Nationals. The Atlanta Braves took on the Philadelphia Phillies and won 3-2. In the top of the seventh inning, Ray-Patrick replaced right fielder Nick …

Dutchies in MLB Spring Training

The spring training exhibition games are well underway. How do the players from Aruba, Curacao and the Netherlands perform? Here is an overview of yesterday’s games. Due to the absence of MLB players from Curacao and Aruba because of their participation in the upcoming World Baseball Classic, another short episode. For the change, Spencer Kieboom participated …

Dutchies at MLB Spring Training

The spring training exhibition games are well underway. How do the players from Aruba, Curacao and the Netherlands perform? Here is an overview of yesterday’s games. A short one this time, as all but one MLB players from the Dutch Kingdom have left for Korea to prepare for the upcoming World Baseball Classic. Two minor leaguers …

Ray-Patrick Didder debuts with Braves, Juremi Profar with Rangers

Two Dutchies debuted in MLB spring training today. The Atlanta Braves added Ray-Patrick Didder from Aruba today and he debuted immediately. The 22-year old will start his fourth season in professional baseball in 2017. Juremi Profar debuted with the Texas Rangers as he started the game at shortstop after being added to the roster yesterday. One …

Jurrjens has tryout with Royals

Former MLB pitcher Jair Jurrjens is currently participating in the spring training camp of team Kingdom of the Netherlands in preparation for the upcoming World Baseball Classic. Apparently, scouts of the Kansas City Royals liked what they saw and thus, Jurrjens received an invitation for a tryout. The former All-Star pitched in a session in front …

Ozhaino Albies gets invitation for Spring Training

Ozzie Albies, the talented infielder from Curacao, who just turned 20,  has received an invitation for Spring Training Camp as a non-roster invitee by the Atlanta Braves. Ozzie has to report at the Braves Spring Training complex at ESPN Wide World of Sport complex on February 18. This will be the third time that Albies will …

Milwaukee signs deal with Mudcats

The Milwaukee Brewers have signed a two year player development contract that will link both clubs to each other through the 2018 season. The Brewers were one of two MLB clubs that still had not signed a PDC with an A Advanced club. Their former A Advanced affiliate, the Brevard County Manatees moved to central …

Braves sign PDC with new organization

With the Atlanta Braves almost unwanted at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, the team was looking for an other facility and thus for a new partnership with a minor league team. They found that team in the former Brevard County Manatees, who moved to Central Florida and will play at the Osceola County …