Rangers Winterball Roundup – 1/9

Outfielder Engel Beltre contributed to Licey's victory on Monday with two hits and a stolen base. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's winterball action in the Texas Rangers' system.

Venezuelan Winter League

The Tigres de Aragua scored eight runs on only five hits during Monday's game, but it wasn't nearly enough to top the Caribes in a 16-8 defeat. Aragua leadoff hitter and shortstop Luis Hernandez went 1-for-5 with a double while second baseman Yangervis Solarte was hitless in four at-bats.

Dominican Winter League

Engel Beltre performed well in Licey's 5-1 victory on Monday, as the left fielder got the start and batted ninth. Beltre singled twice in three at-bats and picked up his first stolen base of the postseason.

Escogido centerfielder Julio Borbon, who also batted ninth, had one single in three trips.

Mexican Pacific League

There were no games on Monday, and Jose Felix's Guasave team was knocked out of the playoffs on Sunday. During the regular season, Felix appeared in 31 games and posted a .203/.222/.342 slash line with three home runs in 82 plate appearances. Used primarily for his defensive skills behind the plate, Felix gunned down 6-of-15 (.400) attempted base stealers.

The only other Rangers prospect to appear in Liga Mexicana del Pacifico this season was sidearming righty Cody Eppley, who pitched for Obregon from the beginning of the season until Thanksgiving. The 26-year-old reliever worked primarily as the team's closer, logging seven saves and posting a 3.10 ERA over 20 appearances. In 20.1 innings, he yielded 18 hits while walking seven and striking out 26. Eppley's heavy 88-91 mph sinker and deceptive delivery helped induce more than 3.4 groundouts per flyout while limiting fellow right-handers to a .238 batting average.

Puerto Rican Winter League

There were no games on Monday.

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