Rangers Winterball Roundup – 12/27

Yangervis Solarte and Luis Hernandez combined for three hits in Venezuela on Tuesday. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's winterball action in the Texas Rangers' system.

Venezuelan Winter League


Left fielder Yangervis Solarte was Aragua's biggest offensive producer on Tuesday, going 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles. He also walked and struck out once. Second baseman Luis Hernandez had one single in four trips, slightly lowering his average to .264.



Dominican Winter League


The Dominican Winter League opened its round robin playoff on Tuesday with four teams competing––Licey, Escogido, Cibao, and Aguilas Cibaenas.

No Rangers appeared in Tuesday's games.



Mexican Pacific League


There were no games on Tuesday.



Puerto Rican Winter League


No Rangers appeared in Tuesday's games.



Liga Paralela (Venezuela Minor League)


Aragua second baseman and left fielder Yangervis Solarte has played most of his winter in the Venezuelan big league, but he also appeared in three Liga Paralela games, going 5-for-13 with a double and a home run.

Right-hander Richard Alvarez made seven relief appearances for Caracas, yielding three runs in 7.1 innings and allowing eight hits while walking four and striking out six.

Like Solarte, La Guaira utility man Renny Osuna has played most of this season in the big leagues but also played in seven minor league games. He was 6-for-22 with two doubles, six walks, and three strikeouts.

Arlett Mavare was one of La Guaira's most effective pitchers, going 1-0 with a 1.37 ERA in seven appearances, including three starts. He logged 26.1 frames and allowed 12 hits while walking 11 and fanning 23.

Magallanes outfielder Joey Butler was 3-for-10 with a double in an early-season tuneup before joining the big club.

Young outfielder Eduard Pinto had three singles in 12 trips, playing the first three games of the Liga Paralela season before leaving to participate in the Rangers' Dominican instructional league.



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