Shawn Zarraga released by Dodgers

Shawn Zarraga has to look for a new club. At the end of Spring Training, on March 30, the Dodgers acquired catcher Cael Brockmeyer, who was released by the Cubs. In order to make room for him, the club from Los Angeles released Shawn Zarraga. After the 29-year old Aruban signed a minor league contract …

Shawn Zarraga non-roster invitee for Dodgers spring training camp

Once again Aruban catcher Shawn Zarraga has received an invitation for the spring training camp of an MLB club as a non-roster player. This time the Dodgers invited the player of team Kingdom of the Netherlands. Zarraga was signed to a new contract on January 17. The Dodgers assigned him to their AAA roster and invited …

Jair Jurrjens is a minor league free agent as well

Yesterday you could read about three Dutchies becoming minor league free agents. It appears that Jair Jurrjens joined them after he filed for free agency as well. After a solid World Baseball Classic, Jurrjens signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers, who sent him to AAA Oklahoma City. With the local Dodgers, Jurrjens had a somewhat …

Jurrjens posting good numbers in Dominican Winter League

Curaçao native Jair Jurrjens is having a decent start in the Dominican Winter League (LIDOM) with the Tigres del Licey, even though the club is coming off a slow start. The Tigres del Licey, multiple champions of the Dominican Republic, have a 4-10 start. Nevertheless, Jair Jurrjens is doing pretty well so far. The Dutch/Curaçaoan …

Jurrjens still makes his projected start at AAA

Yesterday you could read here that Jair Jurrjens was placed on the roster of the Ogden Raptors (Advanced Rookie, Pioneer League). Now it is clear the move was meant to make room for someone on the roster of the OKC Dodgers as Jair made his projected start with the Dodgers yesterday. In a couple of …

Jair Jurrjens placed on Ogden Raptors roster

The Los Angeles Dodgers have made a couple of roster moves on April 17. One of them was the removal of Jair Jurrjens off the roster of the Oklahoma City Dodgers. Jair Jurrjens got off a good start at the AAA OKC Dodgers. In two starts he clinched one win and a no-decision, posted a …

Solid debut Jair Jurrjens with OKC Dodgers

After a year of absence, Jair Jurrjens is back in US baseball. Yesterday Jair debuted with the Oklahoma City Dodgers. And what a debut it was. A solid start and plenty of run support earned him the win. After several years of decline, Jair Jurrjens showed that he seems to be back during the 2017 …

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 …

Reshuffling AAA baseball, worth a thought?

At the end of last season, two California League teams were moved to the East coast to join the Carolina League. The ten team CAL League shrunk to eight teams, while the Carolina League grew to a ten. The reason for this move was purely financial, as the two teams that were moved, the High …

Shawn Zarraga signs with Reds

Aruban catcher Shawn Zarraga has signed a contract with the Cincinnati Reds. In the past two seasons he played in the Dodgers organization where he split seasons between AA Tulsa and AAA Oklahoma City after the Milwaukee Brewers traded him in the 2014/2015 off season.  Zarraga was bothered by a nagging in jury in 2016 …

Dutchies in the minor league play offs

In the mean time the minor league play offs are on their way. In many leagues, the championship series are about to start or have started already. AAA Shawn Zarraga and the Oklahoma City Dodgers have made it to the championship series of the Pacific Coast League. The team beat the Nashville Sounds in five games. …

Shawn Zarraga called up to Dodgers

Great news for fans from the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Aruban Catcher Shawn Zarraga has been called up by the Los Angeles Dodgers. Last night he was spotted in the dugout of the Dodgers during the game vs arch rival San Francisco. https://youtu.be/XhXepCQBdTc Shawn played a big chunck of last season for the Oklahoma City …

Dodgers extend PDC with Dodgers and Drillers

Dodgers extend PDC with Dodgers.... Sounds strange, doesn't it? But it is true. The Los Angeles Dodgers have extended the Player Development Contract with their AAA affiliate, the Oklahoma City Dodgers. After the Los Angeles Dodgers left Albuquerque after the 2014 season, the team moved its AAA farm team to Oklahoma City. Instead of keeping …

What to expect from the Dutchies this year? Shawn Zarraga

With Spring Training at full swing now, it is time to see how the players from the Kingdom of the Netherlands will do in the upcoming season. Of course there is no crystal ball and it is still up in the air, but in general you can make a decent prediction based on the performance of …

Dutchies in the Minor League play offs

Last night a couple of Dutchies participated in the various minor league play offs agian. Here is an overview. AAA The Norfolk Tides tied the series at one with a 6-1 victory over the Columbus Sharlon Schoop went 1 for 3 with a double, a walk and a run scored. In the bottom of the third …

Dutchies in the Minor League play offs

The season is nearing its end. In the minors the play offs have started. In general most of the Dutchies did not fare well with their teams yesterday. AAA Sharlon Schoop went 1 for 3 for the Norfolk Tides in a 5-2 loss vs the Columbus Clippers. Sharlon drove the ball towards center field for a single. …

Damon Berryhill PCL manager of the year

One doesn't need to be a great player to become a good manager....  Damon Berryhill proved this yesterday as he was voted the best manager of the Pacific Coast League. Atlanta Braves fans will remember Berryhill as the catcher that caught for the Braves during the 1992 World Series vs the Toronto Blue Jays in …

Summing up the Dutchies per MLB organization: Los Angeles Dodgers

After a few short episodes, this time a rather long one. In this epidose of  "Summing up the Dutchies per MLB organization": Number of Dutchies: 7 Kenley Jansen: Kenley was signed by the Dodgers in 2005 as an undrafted free agent. In the first two years of his career he played for the Gulf Coast …