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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… Continue reading Good performance in WBC brings Jurrjens new contract

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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… Continue reading Ray-Patrick Didder debuts with Braves, Juremi Profar with Rangers

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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… Continue reading Jurrjens has tryout with Royals

Curacao baseball · Dutch baseball

Kingdom of the Netherlands: roster so far

With the season over, it is time to look to the upcoming season. In the Major Leagues the hot stove is heating up. Many Dutch baseball fans are looking forward to the upcoming World Baseball Classic. We all expect certain players on the roster of the Dutch squad, but is there anything sure yet? Last… Continue reading Kingdom of the Netherlands: roster so far

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Swallow’s interest in minor leaguer may diminish Balentien’s chances

Now the Yakult Swallows have announced that a new contract for Wladimir Balentien isn’t sure yet, it remains to be seen if the slugger from Curacao will sign with the club. His (according to the club) questionable defense, his injury record and weak arm may lead to both parties parting ways.  The Swallows have expressed… Continue reading Swallow’s interest in minor leaguer may diminish Balentien’s chances

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Minor League History: Florida-Alabama-Georgia League (FLAG League)

The Florida-Alabama-Georgia League saw the light in 1915 as the Georgia State League changed its name when the Americus team moved to Gainesville FL and a team in Dothan AL was added. This happened in June 1915. The Georgia State League had previously been known as the Empire State League. The FLAG league started the… Continue reading Minor League History: Florida-Alabama-Georgia League (FLAG League)

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Brotherly loving PDC news

And the PDC news keeps coming in… This time the Philadelphia Phillies extended the player development contract with their A Full Season affiliate, the Lakewood BlueClaws. As you may have guessed, the contract has not been extended for two years through the 2018 season 😉 but with four years through the 2020 season. Phillies Assistent Director… Continue reading Brotherly loving PDC news