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Alumni Report – Wrap on the Caribbean Series & Australia, Addition to WBC Roster, & Lots of Roster Updates!
Lots to get to in this update.
In case you missed it last week, former Timber Rattlers pitcher Nick Bucci has been added to the Canadian Roster for the World Baseball Classic. See this post on Rattler Radio for more information on the other Alumni on WBC Rosters.
In Caribbean Series play since our last update, Efrain Nieves picked up a win as a starting pitcher for Puerto Rico on February 5. His final stats in the Series: 1-0, 1.50ERA; 2g, 1gs; 6.0IP, 4H, R, ER, 2BB, 3K
There were no Rattlers involved in the Claxton Shield Championship Series between Perth and Canberra. However, in the effort to give some closure, Canberra swept Perth 2-0 in the best-of-three Final. The Calvary won game two 7-6 and it looked like some fun.
Here endeth the Winter Leagues.
Now, Spring Training starts.
I went through the 40-man rosters and Non-Roster Invitees of all MLB teams to see where former Timber Rattlers (and a few ex-Foxes) are going to be starting their springs.
EX-RATTLERS ON MLB 40-MAN ROSTERS:
EX-RATTLERS AS NON-ROSTER INVITEES:
The Caribbean Series starts on Wednesday.
It looks like Martin Maldonado (’09) of Dominican League champion Toro del Este is the only former Rattler active in the event this year. That may change once the games start.
Down in Australia, the second round of the playoffs start on Friday…or Thursday, however that whole dateline thing works.
The first round series were #1 v. #2 and #3 v. #4. The loser of 3 v. 4 was out, but the loser of 1 v. 2 moved into a semifinal series v. the winner of 3 v. 4.
If I read that correctly, Sydney, with former Rattlers pitcher Craig Anderson, and Adelaide, with former Rattlers outfielder Jamie McOwen (’07) are scheduled to face each other this weekend while Sydney is through to the Championship Series.
It’s also summer down there!