Curacao baseball · Dutch baseball · World Baseball Classic

WBC 2017: Kenley Jansen available for Dutch in championship round

If the Kingdom of the Netherlands will qualify for the championship round of the World Baseball Classic, the team can count on Kenley Jansen. The closer of the Los Angeles Dodgers confirmed his eventual participation. The Kingdom of the Netherlands made a huge step towards the championship round by beating Cuba 14-1 earlier today. If… Continue reading WBC 2017: Kenley Jansen available for Dutch in championship round

Curacao baseball · Dutch baseball · Major League Baseball · Minor League Baseball

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… Continue reading Dutchies in MLB Spring Training

Cuban baseball · Dutch baseball

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. A very short one today. With most MLB players preparing for the World Baseball Classic in Korea now and none of the minor leaguers getting an appearance yesterday, we are… Continue reading Dutchies in MLB Spring Training

Curacao baseball · Major League Baseball

Dodgers appear to be interested in Profar

The Los Angeles Dodgers have shown interest in utility player Jurickson Profar. The 23-year old player from Curacao may be the odd man out if the Texas Rangers sign Mike Napoli. At both clubs, there is a rather strange situation. The Dodgers still eye the Twins’ Brian Dozier to play second base, but talks with the Twins… Continue reading Dodgers appear to be interested in Profar

Aruban Baseball · Curacao baseball · International Baseball · World Baseball Classic

Kenley Jansen to skip World Baseball Classic

Many hoped that the Dodgers’ closer Kenley Jansen would join team Kingdom of the Netherlands for the upcoming World Baseball Classic but according to Dodger Beat writer Bill Plunkett and several sources, the pitcher from Curacao will not participate in the World Baseball Classic. After several players from Curacao and Aruba (Andrelton Simmons, Xander Bogaerts and… Continue reading Kenley Jansen to skip World Baseball Classic

Independent baseball · Japan Baseball · Japanese Baseball

Manny Ramirez goes independent in Japan

There are players who simply don’t want to quit on the game. Rickey Henderson was one of them and also Julio Franco could not say goodbye to the game. Another one in this little list of players who wants to keep playing is Manny Ramirez. The 12-time MLB All Star has signed a contract with the Kochi Fighting… Continue reading Manny Ramirez goes independent in Japan

Minor League Baseball · Minor League promotions

51s celebrate 35th anniversary

The 51s landed in Las Vegas 35 years ago. To celebrate the feat, the club has revealed a special anniversary logo which refers to the current moniker but also the previous one. AAA baseball landed in Las Vegas in 1983 when the AAA Spokane Indians moved to the city of light and became the affiliate… Continue reading 51s celebrate 35th anniversary