The 51st SERIE DEL CARIBE, the tournament determining the champion country of Winter League baseball, will be held Monday through Saturday, February 2-7 in Mexicali, Mexico. The games will be produced by ESPN Deportes in Spanish and MLB Network in English and will be available exclusively on-line, live and on-demand, on www.Beisbol.TV, by subscription to the 12 game series for $9.95.
eBeisbol.com™, the official site of the SERIE DEL CARIBE, has the exclusive international video rights to the SERIE DEL CARIBE and is partnering with VBrick Systems to launch Beisbol.TV to stream the games and highlights. Additionally, for the first time, eBeisbol.com is offering a Beisbol.TV Highlight and Linescore widget for syndication. The widget will be updated dynamically during the game. Participating countries include Mexico, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, and Venezuela. Representing teams are: for Mexico – the Venados de Mazatlan, for the Dominican Republic – the Tigres del Licey, for Puerto Rico-Leones de Ponce. In Venezuela, the Leones de Caracas and the Tigres de Aragua are in a battle to determine which represent their country.
As of January 30th, the Tigres de Aragua have forced a 7th game in the Venezuelan play-offs against the Leones de Caracas to determine which team will represent their country.
Likely MLB participants include:
For the Dominican Republic: Ronnie Belliard (NATIONALS), Fernando Tatis (METS), Willy Aybar (RAYS), Erick Aybar (ANGELS), Timo Perez (TIGERS), Felix Pie (ORIOLES), Matt Tupman (ROYALS), Nelson Cruz (RANGERS), Jorge Sosa (NATIONALS), Jose Capellan (ASTROS), Anderson Hernandez (NATIONALS).
For Puerto Rico: Jorge Padilla (NATIONALS), Raul Casonova (METS), Robinson Cancel (METS).
For Mexico: Adrian González (PADRES), Edgar González (PADRES), Jon Weber (RAYS), Freddy Sandoval (ANGELS), Arturo Lopez (PADRES).
For Venezuela: Ronnie Cedeno (MARINERS), Carlos Maldonado (RED SOX), Marco Scutaro (BLUE JAYS)
The SERIE DEL CARIBE is the only tournament outside the United States sanctioned by Major League Baseball for professional player participation. Caribbean Winter League Baseball, with its own rich cultural tradition and passion for the game of baseball, has provided professional baseball players the opportunity to hone their craft during the major and minor league off-season. It has been played since 1949.
eBeisbol.com (www.eBeisbol.com) is the official website of the SERIE DEL CARIBE and ALIANZA LATINA DE BÉISBOL® a Latino fan community. Both are owned and produced by CULTIVA Entertainment (www.cultivaentertainment.com) CULTIVA is a studio for the future, creating and producing multi-platform interactive entertainment experiences both live and online, in partnership with media and technology companies.
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