Winterball Roundup - 1/3

Second baseman Esteban German helped carry his Toros del Este club to victory on Monday with two hits, a walk, and a stolen base. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's winterball action.

Venezuelan Winter League


Margarita first baseman Yorvit Torrealba batted second and went hitless in four trips, striking out once. Caribes centerfielder and leadoff man Endy Chavez went without a hit in five at-bats.



Dominican Winter League

Toros second baseman Esteban German had a solid all-around game, going 2-for-4 with a walk and a stolen base. He was the only Ranger to play in the Dominican Republic on Monday.



Puerto Rican Winter League

Carolina took home a 9-8 victory over Ponce in 15 innings on Monday. Relievers Zach Phillips and Adalberto Flores teamed up to pitch one total inning of scoreless ball.

Phillips retired the only hitter he faced, inducing a flyout. Flores followed and didn't yield a run despite giving up a hit and walking a pair in two-thirds of an inning.

The game featured 19 total pitchers between the two clubs.



Mexican Pacific League


There were no games on Monday.



Liga Paralela (Venezuela Minor League)

The Bravos took home the 2010 Liga Paralela title with a best-of-three series victory over Caracas. The season concluded on December 22.

That Caracas club featured 19-year-old shortstop Edwin Garcia, who appeared in 23 games and went 15-for-66 (.227) with four doubles and a home run. He had 13 walks against only nine strikeouts.

Guillermo Moscoso played most of the season with the big Caracas club but started his winterball campaign with two short Liga Paralela starts. The right-hander yielded four runs (two earned) in 2.1 innings.

Anzoategui hurler Jonathan Rojas shined over three starts, tossing 10 scoreless innings. The 22-year-old allowed three hits while walking two and striking out seven. Rojas doesn't have any state-side experience above the rookie level, but his strong performance earned him two appearances with the LVBP Caribes team.

David Paisano and Renny Osuna turned in impressive performances with the big La Guaira club in '09, but both were largely relegated to Liga Paralela this year after early season slumps.

Paisano played 25 games in Liga Paralela and hit .283 (30-for-106) with nine doubles, six walks, and five stolen bases in eight attempts.

The versatile Osuna played just about all over the diamond––appearing in 21 contests––and posted a .280/.314/.512 slash line with nine doubles, two triples, and two round-trippers in 87 plate appearances.

Lefty reliever Joe Ortiz pitched most of the campaign with the LVBP team but hurled three scoreless innings in three minor league relief appearances.



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