Editor's note: The Notebook may be taking Saturday and Sunday off for Winter Warm-Up.
Mexican Pacific League Playoffs
Xalapa (2-3) visits San Andres (3-2) @7:00 PM MST.
Venezuelan League Round Robin
Zulia fired manager Eduardo Perez: Comandante del Beisbol
Carlos Guillen (Tigers) has said he would like to play for Magallanes in the round robin tournament and Fernando Nieve (Mets) is expected to make his final appearance on Saturday: Comandante del Biesbol
Margarita (4-8) visits La Guaira (7-5) @ 6:30 PM VST.
Dominican League Round Robin
Ricardo Rodriguez (Former Memphis-Escogido) entered in the sixth and pitched to three batters. He allowed one hit, three runs (one earned), and two walks (one intentional) for the blown save (1). (ir-s;2-2)
Timo Perez (Former St. Louis-Licey) started in left field and batted sixth. 2-for-3 with one intentional walk.
Ron Belliard (Former St. Louis-Licey) started at third base and batted seventh. 0-for-3 with one RBI, one run, and one walk.
Oneli Perez (Memphis Free Agent-Licey) entered in the eighth and pitched two innings. He allowed three hits, no runs, and struck out two for the save (4). (g/f:2-2)(ir-s:2-1)
Matt Pagnozzi (Memphis-Azucareros) started at catcher and batted eighth. 1-for-3 with one double, one run, one walk, two strikeouts, allowed one stolen base, and threw out one runner.
Scott Spiezio (Former St. Louis-Gigantes) started as designated hitter and batted seventh. 0-for-4 with three strikeouts.
More on the Gigantes signing of Scott Spiezio: Gigantes Official Site
Gigantes (11-5) visits Escogido (8-8) @ 7:30 PM AST.
Licey (7-9) visits Azucareros (6-10) @ 7:30 PM AST - Ben Jukich (Rule 5 Selection) is scheduled to start for Azucareros.
Colombian League Round Robin
Chris Swauger (Palm Beach-Barranquilla) hit a home run in the third inning.
Nicaraguan League Championship
Puerto Rican League Playoffs
No games Friday, Saturday's games:
Former New York Yankees scout Carlos Rios was awarded $700,000 in damages in a Dominican court after he was fired for skimming allegations: ESPN
Wagner Mateo represented the
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