Venezuelan League

Lots of Pirates, Pirates’ farmhands, and former farmhands playing here:

Bravos de Margarita — managed by Luis Dorante� — LHP Justin Thomas, LHP Jhonathan Ramos (played at State College and West Virginia in the 2010 minor league season), Inf Andy LaRoche; also former Pirate farmhand RHP Ronald Belisario, now with the Dodgers.

Caribes de Anzoategui — RHP Gabriel Alvarado, who spent 2010 with West Virginia; Inf Adenson Chourio (Bradenton), OF Exicardo Cayonez (GCL Pirates), OF Gorkys Hernandez (Altoona).� OF Jose Tabata is also listed, though the Pirates have said that they prefer that he does not play winter ball.� Also listed are former Pirate farmhands RHP Jim Brower (with Indianapolis for a few games in 2007) and OF Jonel Pacheco (Altoona and Indy 2009).

Leones de Caracas –� RHP Jose Ascanio, coming off surgery.� Also former Pirates/farmhands RHP Ronald Uviedo and C Carlos Maldonado.� And, going way back, Inf Marco Scutaro, who played in Indianapolis in 2000-2001 is also listed.

Navegantes del Magallanes –� pitching coach Ray Searage� — LHP Corey Hamman, RHP Jean Machi, and SS Argenis Diaz.� Also former Indy Indian (2007) OF Mike Ryan.

Tigres de Aragua� –� RHP Brian Bass, LHP Wil Ledezma, C Hector Gimenez (Altoona’s hitting star), and SS Ronny Cedeno;� also former Indian/Pirate (2008) C Raul Chavez, C Miguel Perez (Indy and Altoona 2008-09), and OF Jorge Cortes (Altoona in 2005 and Indianapolis in 2008).

Cardenales de Lara — also going back aways, C Alex Delgado played for Indianapolis in 2004.

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