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Around The Farm: December 5, 2016 - Quiet night for three Indians minor leaguers

Only three current Indians minor leagues were in action around offseason leagues on Monday, and the players went a combined a 1-for-7 with a walk.

Around the Farm (ATF) takes a quick look at some of yesterday’s performances by Indians players throughout the system. This is a special fall and winter ball version of ATF that recaps all the offseason action by Indians players in the Caribbean Leagues and Arizona Fall League. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in yesterday’s game.

Note: No current Indians farmhands were in action in the Venezuelan Winter League or the Mexican Pacific League on Monday.

Dominican Winter League

  • Ronny Rodriguez (2B, Aguilas Cibaenas): 0-3, BB, R - Ronny Rodriguez saw his seven game hitting streak come to an end Monday night in the Dominican. Rodriguez has pieced together a very solid offseason so far. Even with no hits last night he is still batting .355 in 29 games played. Rodriguez did manage to draw a walk in this game which is somewhat of a rarity for him. The free pass was just his fifth in 107 at-bats. 
  • Erik Gonzalez (SS, Leones del Escogido): 1-2 - In a game shortened by rain, Gonzalez still managed to record a hit and extend his hitting streak to four games. Gonzalez got a late jump on the Dominican season as this was only his fourth contest appeared in. Some signs of rust were evident in his first three games back as he struck out five times in eleven at-bats. I look for those numbers to decrease once he gets back in the swing of playing every day. 

Puerto Rican League

  • Alexis Pantoja (SS, Tiburones de Aguadilla): 0-2, SO - Pantoja entered the game as a pinch hitter in the seventh inning for Tiburones de Aguadilla of their 5-4 victory. Pantoja is a player best known for his glove work, and it seems that was why he was called on late in a close game. However, Pantoja has put some solid games together at the dish of late, and is now batting .310 in his last 10 contest in Puerto Rico.

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