Rangers Winterball Roundup – 12/2

Hoying made his debut in Puerto Rico

Outfielder Jared Hoying joined the Leones de Ponce of the Puerto Rican Winter League on Sunday, batting seventh and playing in right field. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's winterball action in the Texas Rangers' system.

Dominican Winter League


The Tigres del Licey used 10 pitchers in their nine-inning game against the Aguilas Cibaenas, which took more than four hours to complete. Licey dropped the game, 14-1, after coughing up nine runs in the first two innings.

Tigres leadoff hitter and centerfielder Leonys Martin singled once in four at-bats, keeping his batting average steady at .253. Nine-hole hitting right fielder Engel Beltre was 0-for-3, dropping his average to .287. Martin also committed his seventh fielding error of the winterball campaign, a somewhat alarming number.

Leury Garcia got another start at third base for Cibao on Saturday, batting third in the club's order. The speedster went 0-for-3 with a walk but also stole two bases, giving him five on the season.



Venezuelan Winter League


Aragua second baseman Yangervis Solarte went 1-for-4 with a strikeout. He also grounded into a double play.



Mexican Pacific League


Catcher Jose Felix played the first game in Guasave's doubleheader on Sunday and went 0-for-2, striking out twice, with a sacrifice bunt.



Puerto Rican Winter League


Outfielder Jared Hoying joined the Leones de Ponce in Puerto Rico on Sunday. The left-handed hitting prospect, who split the 2012 regular season between High-A Myrtle Beach and Double-A Frisco, batted seventh and manned right field for Ponce in his winterball debut.

In the game, Hoying singled once in four at-bats. Jorge Alfaro appeared as a pinch-hitter in the ninth inning and struck out.



Australian Baseball League


Brisbane's Hirotoshi Onaka extended his modest hitting streak to five games by going 1-for-4 with a walk and a run batted in.

Through 12 Australian Baseball League contests, Onaka is 16-for-45 (.356) with five doubles. He's drawn 11 walks, struck out 10 times, and stolen three bases in five attempts.



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