Rangers Winterball Roundup – 12/3

Escogido leadoff hitter Craig Gentry had two hits and three walks in his club's 17-inning game on Saturday. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's winterball action in the Texas Rangers' system.

Venezuelan Winter League

Caracas backstop Yorvit Torrealba singled once in four at-bats. He also erased the game's only attempted base stealer at second.

Second baseman Luis Hernandez had a single and a walk in four plate appearances for Aragua. He added his fourth stolen base.

Joey Butler, who moved down to the nine spot in the Magallanes lineup, went 0-for-4 with three punchouts. He is now hitting .263 in Venezuela thus far.

Dominican Winter League

Estrellas catcher Dusty Brown, appearing in his second winterball game of the season, went 1-for-4 with two RBI and two strikeouts. He also had three passed balls behind the plate, giving him four in those two contests.

Engel Beltre came off the bench in relief of Wily Mo Pena in left field and singled once in three trips. The left fielder added an outfield assist, gunning down Brown––his fellow Rangers' farmhand––at second base.

The Leones and Aguilas played a 17-inning marathon on Saturday that took nearly seven hours to complete––and that's not including an hour-long delay. Escogido leadoff man Craig Gentry went 2-for-5 with a double and three walks in the game.

Gigantes speedster Leury Garcia appeared as a pinch runner in the top of the ninth inning and scored a run, but he didn't have a plate appearance.

Fabio Castillo tossed another scoreless inning, working around a hit and a walk. He induced three groundouts. The 22-year-old righty has the following line in eight appearances––9.1 ip, 4 h, 0 r, 4 bb, 6 k. He is inducing three groundouts per flyout.

Mexican Pacific League

No Rangers appeared in Saturday's games.

Puerto Rican Winter League

Ponce catcher Kevin Torres got into his fourth game of the season and went 0-for-2, coming on in relief of backstop Robinson Cancel in the sixth inning.

Lefty Alexander Claudio worked 1.2 scoreless frames for the Leones, giving up two hits while walking one and striking out two. The sidearmer has yet to allow a run in 5.2 innings this winter.

Liga Paralela (Venezuela Minor League)

As usual, there were no weekend games in Liga Paralela.

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