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El Torneo Supremo: On-Field Support06/30/2011 10:53 AM ET
The 2011 Torneo Supremo consists of four teams playing one game per week in addition to mid-tournament all-star events, as well as championship and consolation games. Prospects are offered educational opportunities via Quantum Learning. In addition to the educational opportunities, prospects and their trainers will be invited to clinics and workshops on topics such as physical conditioning and the potential transition to professional baseball. On-Field Support
Moises Alou, Tournament Director: Alou was a six-time All-Star in his 17-year Major League career, during which he hit .303 with 332 home runs and 1,287 RBI. Alou, who went to high school in Santo Domingo, helped the Marlins win the 1997 World Series, batting .292 with 23 home runs and 115 RBI in the regular season and then hitting three homers and collecting nine RBI in their seven-game triumph in the Fall Classic. Moises is the son of longtime Major League player and manager Felipe Alou and the nephew of Felipe's brothers Jesus and Matty Alou. Moises is also the General Manager of the Dominican Winter League Team, Leones del Escogido. In 2010, Moises helped lead the Leones del Escogido to a Caribbean Series title. Juan Bell, Black Team Manager: Juan has worked as a coach for the Leones del Escogido. Juan Bell played professionally from 1989-1995. He played in the Majors with the Red Sox, Expos, Orioles, Brewers, and Phillies to accumulate a 3.134 Major League Service time. Juan is the brother of the 1987 American League MVP, George Bell. The two other brothers in the family also played professionally. Jorge Meran, Red Team Manager: Jorge was a Minor League catcher for 10 years in the Detroit Tigers organization. He also played and coached for Los Leones del Escogido. Nelson Norman, Grey Team Manager: Was signed as a 16 year old and made it to the Majors by the age of 19. Over a period of 6 years, Norman played 193 games in the Majors. After his playing career, Norman remained in the Expos organization as a minor league coach. In 1992, he was named manager of the Gulf Coast League Expos, where he managed until 1994. In 1995, he moved to the Braves organization, where he managed the Macon Braves. In 2001, he was a Major League infield coach for the Boston Red Sox. In 2007, he served as a coach for the Swing of the Quad Cities. From 2008 to 2010, he was the manager of the Dominican Summer League Cardinals. Nelson Silverio, Blue Team Manager: From 1985-1993 played in the Oakland Athletics and San Diego Padres farm systems. Silverio has coached the Dominican Republic World Baseball Classic team, Aguilas Cibaenas (Domincan Winter League), and in the Marlins and Mets organizations. In addition to coaching, Silverio has been in front office leadership positions for Dominican Winter League teams. Secundino Almonte Helena, Pitching Coordinator: Pitched in the Minor Leagues for 12 years. Secundino played in the Pioneer, Midwest, California, Texas, and Southern leagues. He also played in American Association and finally finished his professional baseball career playing in Mexico. Jose Paniagua, Pitching Coordinator: A former Major League relief pitcher from San José de Ocoa, Dominican Republic. Paniagua played for the Expos, Mariners, Tigers, and White Sox. Bienvenido Rivera, Pitching Coordinator: A retired Major League pitcher who played from 1992-1994. He pitched for the Philadelphia Phillies and Atlanta Braves. He was a member of the 1993 National League Champion Philadelphia Phillies. Rivera also played two seasons in Japan for the Hanshin Tigers in 1998-1999. Ben is beginning his coaching career and views this project as a great opportunity. Mel Rojas, Pitching Coordinator: A retired pitcher who played in the Majors from 1990 to 1999. In 1992 Rojas posted a 7-1 record in 68 relief appearances.
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