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Sunday, March 08, 2020

Before injury exam, Munoz left team without notice and flew home, so Cardinals released him

JUPITER, Fla. — In a bizarre twist to the Cardinals’ competition for a spot on the bench, Yairo Munoz bolted the team without notice, flew home to the Dominican Republic, and left the Cardinals unsure when, or if, he would return.

So they made the decision for him Saturday morning.

The Cardinals gave Munoz, their utility infielder the previous two years, his unconditional release, allowing him to become a free agent. It is unclear where that leaves Munoz as far as interest from other teams because he went AWOL before he had a hamstring injury examined by the Cardinals. The move leaves the Cardinals with an open spot on the 40-man roster, and it gives an open avenue for players like Tommy Edman, Brad Miller, and prospect Edmundo Sosa to secure or compete for roles on the 26-man roster.

Manager Mike Shildt called Munoz’s departure and lack of communication with the team “baffling.”

Well, you don’t see something like this every day…..

 

QLE Posted: March 08, 2020 at 12:38 AM | 1 comment(s)
  Beats: dominican republic, releases, spring training, yairo munoz

Thursday, February 06, 2020

Twins, Tigers to play in Dominican Republic on March 7

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Major League Baseball is returning to the Dominican Republic for the first time in 20 years, with the Minnesota Twins and the Detroit Tigers playing a spring training game in Santo Domingo on March 7.

MLB has never played a regular-season game in the Dominican Republic. The last exhibition there was between Boston and Houston in 2000 at Estadio Quisqueya Juan Marichal, also the site of this year’s game.

 

QLE Posted: February 06, 2020 at 01:04 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: dominican republic, spring training, tigers, twins

 

 

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