11-9-2, 2.0 GB
The Arizona Fall League took the day off on Sunday. Surprise returns to action at home against the Peoria Saguaros on Monday afternoon.
Catcher Max Ramirez (.291/.403/.473) doubled in his only plate appearance of the night, but he appears to have left the game with an injury in the third inning.
Ramirez was replaced behind the plate mid-inning after a bases-loaded single brought home one run. While just speculation, it appears there may have been a play at the plate that injured the backstop and caused him to leave the game.
The 26-year-old Ramirez has a .473 slugging percentage through 16 games in Venezuela. He slugged only .381 (12 extra-base hits) in 56 games at Triple-A Oklahoma City this past season.
Liga Paralela was quiet on Sunday.
Centerfielder Engel Beltre got his first Dominican Winter League start of the season on Sunday, and he made the most of it. The 21-year-old prospect went 3-for-4––all singles––with two runs batted in.
Beltre's at-bats went as follows––ground-ball single to left field and advanced to second on throw home, groundout to pitcher, ground-ball single to center, line-drive single that deflected off the pitcher.
No Rangers appeared in Sunday's games.
The circuit has begun its 2010 campaign, but there will be no Rangers players participating this season.
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