Alejandro Rivero and Jorge Martínez lead York to victory (+Independent League Report)

Jorge Martínez hurled six innings where he only allowed three runs and retired six via the strikeout in York’s 13-0 shutout of Staten Island. The crafty righty won his first game of the season and watched his earned run average descend to 2.45 on the season.

Alejandro Rivero helped his countrymen’s cause with a homer and four runs batted in during his four trips to the plate. The third baseman saw his average jump to a robust .400 on the campaign. Rivero who is slashing .537/.765/1.307 to open the season might just be drawing the interest of a few foreign teams.

Cuban action on the night:

Alejandro Rivero (YOR) 4-2,HR,4RBI,R

Jorge Martínez (YOR) 6.0IP,3H,0ER,BB, 6K’s

JC Escarra (GAS) 4-0*

Adeiny Hechavarria (LI) 4-0,RBI

Elih Villanueva (FRE) 5.0IP,6H,5ER,2BB, 3K*

The two other major independient league begin ( Frontier League, May 10th) and (American Association, May 11th). Below are the Cubans set to play in those leagues:

American Association:

Osvaldo Hernández RHP ( Fargo Moorehead)

Daniel Pérez IF ( Sioux City)

Lester Madden OF (Gary)

Yanio Luis Pérez IF-OF (Lincoln)

Frontier League:

Yoel Yanqui IF-OF (Evansville)

Alex Toral IF ( New Jersey)*

Adán Fernández OF (Quebec)*

Willie Escala IF (Sussex) *


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