Rangers Winterball Roundup – 1/11

Aragua picked up another victory in Venezuela on Wednesday behind the strong play of Luis Hernandez and Yangervis Solarte. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's winterball action.

Venezuelan Winter League

The double play combination of Yangervis Solarte (second base) and Luis Hernandez (shortstop) helped power Aragua to another win on Wednesday, this time beating Zuila, 3-2. Solarte singled twice in four trips while Hernandez had one hit in four at-bats. The two also started a pair of key double plays in the one-run victory.

La Guaira utility man Renny Osuna entered the game as a pinch runner in the eighth inning and remained in the game at third base. He grounded into a fielder's choice in his lone plate appearance.

Dominican Winter League

Escogido's Julio Borbon, who is batting .205 in the round robin postseason, went 1-for-5 with an RBI from the top of the Leones' lineup on Wednesday. Borbon started in center field before moving to left.

Leury Garcia appeared as a defensive replacement at shortstop in the Gigantes' 8-0 loss and reached on a fielding error by second baseman Anderson Hernandez in his only plate appearance.

Mexican Pacific League

There were no games on Wednesday, 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

No Rangers appeared in Wednesday's game.

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