Ruderly Manuel

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Ruderly Manuel

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 8", Weight 154 lb.

Ruderly Manuel played for the Netherlands Antilles in the 2007 Kingdom Games. In the 2008 Curacao league, he was 2-1 with a 4.17 ERA for the Groot Kwartier Stars Mangusa. He had a 2-1, 3.62 record for the 2009 Stars and led the league with 53 strikeouts in 38 2/3 IP. He played for the Antilles in the 2010 South American Games, 2010 Central American and Caribbean Games (taking the loss against Mexico by allowing a run in the 9th) and 2010 Pan American Games Qualifying Tournament.

Manuel signed with Sparta/Feyenoord as part of a huge Antillian infusion to the club in 2011. He debuted on April 16, relieving Gregory Gustina in the 6th with two outs. He got Raily Legito on a fly to end the inning. In the 7th, though, he gave up three straight hits (to Jeffrey Arends, Dwayne Kemp and Rien Vernooij) before getting an out. He allowed two more hits after that for a 3-run inning to make it 10-0; the game then ended due to the mercy rule. He went 4-5 with a 3.70 ERA for the season, as his team's #2 starter after Bobby Carrington.

For 2012, he signed with Italy's Godo Knights. He only pitched one game, on March 31. He started against Grosseto and tossed two shutout innings before surrendering five runs in the third. He allowed five hits and five walks in his three innings before getting yanked; he wound up taking the loss. He then left the team before he could pitch again, due to the death of his brother, returning to his native Netherlands Antilles. He returned to the club in mid-May.