Rangers Winterball Roundup – 12/21

Toros del Este reliever Fabio Castillo tossed three scoreless innings on Wednesday evening. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's winterball action in the Texas Rangers' system.

Venezuelan Winter League

Caracas' Yorvit Torrealba went 2-for-5 with his second double on Wednesday, raising his winterball batting average to .260.

Margarita shortstop Alberto Gonzalez batted second and went 0-for-3 with a walk and a sacrifice bunt. He also stole his fifth base.

Renny Osuna appeared as a pinch-runner and right fielder for La Guaira in the sixth inning and singled once in two trips.

Dominican Winter League

Toros del Este reliever Fabio Castillo (1.76 ERA/.186 BAA) helped his club to victory while working in long relief on Wednesday, tossing three scoreless innings and yielding one hit. He struck out three without issuing a walk.

The 22-year-old Castillo, who was recently non-tendered by the Rangers and re-signed to a minor league contract, has allowed three earned runs in 15.1 innings this winter.

Catcher Dusty Brown's winterball average fell to .161 after he went 0-for-2. Brown also committed a throwing error in the game.

Licey's Engel Beltre came off the bench and singled once in two trips, raising his average to .287.

Mexican Pacific League

Jose Felix (.217/.239/.377) extended his hitting streak to six games by going 1-for-5 with a three-run homer, his third round-tripper in 69 official at-bats this winter.

Puerto Rican Winter League

No Rangers appeared in Wednesday's games.

Liga Paralela (Venezuela Minor League)

La Guaira took two-of-three games against Aragua to capture the 2011 Liga Paralela championship. Right-hander Arlett Mavare pitched in the first game for La Guaira, entering in relief and tossing four scoreless innings. He gave up three hits, walked two, and struck out six.

Following a good regular season with the rookie-level Arizona Rangers and short-season Spokane Indians, Mavare pitched extremely well in Venezuela this winter. He posted a 1.37 ERA in seven appearances. Over 26.1 innings, he yielded just 12 hits while walking 11 and striking out 23.

The 21-year-old hurler stands just 6-foot-0 and doesn't have overpowering velocity––sitting mostly between 88-90 mph––but he has excellent command and a mature curveball with a usable changeup.

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