Winterball Roundup - 11/22

Elvis Andrus made his first appearance of the 2009-2010 winterball season on Sunday, and he produced with a 4-for-4 performance. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's winterball action.

Arizona Fall League: Surprise - SEASON OVER
16-16, 2.0 GB

The Rafters finished with a .500 mark, two games behind the division-winning Peoria Javelinas in the Arizona Fall League's West Division.

Mexican Pacific League

No Rangers appeared on Sunday.

Venezuelan Winter League

Max Ramirez raised his batting average back to .230 with a pair of singles in four at-bats.

La Guaira defensive substitutions Renny Osuna and David Paisano both went 0-for-1.

Southpaw reliever Joseph Ortiz lowered his earned-run average to 2.53 with a scoreless inning. He surrendered one hit, plunked a batter, and recorded one strikeout.

Guillermo Moscoso earned his second victory of the winter after he tossed two shutout innings. He yielded two hits, walked zero, and fanned two.

In 11.1 innings with Caracas, Moscoso has allowed two runs on nine hits, walking five and striking out nine. He is also getting three groundouts per flyout.

Lara pinch hitter and second baseman Guilder Rodriguez went hitless in his only at-bat.

Last but certainly not least, Magallanes' Elvis Andrus, playing in his first game of the season, went 4-for-4 with a double and two runs batted in. He also stole a base.

Elvis is batting two spots below his brother, Erold, in the Magallanes lineup. Erold is batting .375 in 28 games this season.

Dominican Winter League

Aguilas Cibaenas leadoff man Julio Borbon went hitless in five at-bats, dropping his average to .207.

Licey's Andres James played as a defensive replacement at second base, without an at-bat.

Esteban German singled once in five trips.

Jumbo Diaz had an extremely rough day, as he allowed three runs on three hits without recording a single out.

Puerto Rican Winter League

Miguel Velazquez played in his first game of the winter, and he struck out in both of his plate appearances. Velazquez entered the game as a pinch hitter before moving to right field.

Lefty reliever Mike Ballard was solid for the second time in three outings. He logged 2.1 scoreless innings, scattering three hits, walking zero, and fanning one.

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