Winterball Roundup - 1/5

Three Rangers pitching prospects appeared in relief for Ponce of the Puerto Rican Winter League on Wednesday evening. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's winterball action.

Venezuelan Winter League

No Rangers appeared on Wednesday.

Dominican Winter League

The Toros dropped a 2-1 decision in 10 innings, and DH Esteban German had one single in four at-bats. He also stole his third base of the postseason.

Puerto Rican Winter League

Three Rangers pitching prospects appeared in Wednesday's game against San Juan. Right-hander Mark Hamburger tossed two shutout frames, working around two hits and a walk. He didn't record a strikeout.

Left-handed reliever Zach Phillips surrendered a hit and a walk but kept the opposition off the board in his one-third of an inning. Adalberto Flores, who also gave up a hit and a walk, hurled a scoreless inning.

Despite the zeros put up by the three Rangers prospects, Ponce lost the game by one run.

Mexican Pacific League

Guasave tied its best-of-seven series at two games apiece with an 8-3 victory over Mochis on Wednesday evening. Closer Yhency Brazoban earned his first save of the postseason, working two scoreless innings. He gave up two hits, walked one, and fanned three.

Infielder Brian Barden had one single in four at-bats for Mazatlan. His season is over, however, as the Venados were swept by Culiacan in the four-game set.

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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