Rangers Winterball Roundup – 12/10

Right-hander Fabio Castillo is pitching well in the Dominican Republic after a rocky regular season at Double-A Frisco in 2011. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at Saturday's winterball action in the Texas Rangers' system.

Venezuelan Winter League

Caracas catcher Yorvit Torrealba was 0-for-3 on Saturday. Through his first nine winterball games, the 33-year-old veteran is just 6-for-31 (.194) without an extra-base hit plus one walk and four strikeouts.

Lefty reliever Joe Ortiz (4.91 ERA/.214 BAA) worked a perfect ninth inning for La Guaira, throwing 11 of his 15 pitches for strikes while inducing two groundouts and getting a strikeout.

Aragua leadoff hitter and shortstop Luis Hernandez singled once in two trips before leaving the game during the 10-1 defeat. Second baseman Yangervis Solarte, who moved up to third in the batting order, went 1-for-4 and struck out once.

Dominican Winter League

Engel Beltre got into the game for Licey in the sixth inning and went hitless in his two at-bats, dropping his winterball average to .259. Beltre was caught stealing for the third time this season.

Speedy prospect Leury Garcia saw action as a pinch runner in the eighth inning and stole second base, but he didn't score or get a plate appearance.

Estrellas de Oriente catcher Dusty Brown went hitless in three at-bats.

Righty reliever Fabio Castillo (0.00 ERA/.152 BAA in 12 innings) hurled a scoreless frame, working around a hit and a walk while inducing three groundouts. Through 10 appearances with the Toros, Castillo has yielded just two unearned runs in 12 innings.

Mexican Pacific League

No Rangers appeared in Saturday's games.

Puerto Rican Winter League

There were no games on Saturday.

Liga Paralela (Venezuela Minor League)

There were no games on Saturday.

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