Winterball Roundup - 12/9

Torres had a big run-scoring double

Catchers Max Ramirez, Jose Felix, and Kevin Torres all came up big for their respective clubs on Thursday evening. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's winterball action.

Venezuelan Winter League


Shortstop Andres Blanco (.312/.369/.403) moved back to fifth in the Magallanes batting order and singled twice in four trips.

La Guaira designated hitter Max Ramirez (.302/.401/.405) broke out of a four-game hitless streak by going 4-for-5 with a double and a run batted in. Even with the drought, the 26-year-old has a .465 on-base percentage over his last 10 contests.

Tiburones lefty specialist Joe Ortiz didn't allow a run of his own, but he suffered a blown save in the seventh inning after letting an inherited runner score on a walk and a single.



Liga Paralela (Venezuela Minor League)

No Rangers appeared on Thursday.



Dominican Winter League

Aguilas leadoff hitter Julio Borbon manned center field on Thursday and went 0-for-4, dropping his average to .277.

No other Rangers appeared, as the Estrellas/Toros game was washed out due to rain.



Puerto Rican Winter League

Caguas rallied to win the game by scoring six runs in the top of the ninth inning, and catcher Kevin Torres contributed to the victory in his winterball debut. The 20-year-old entered in the seventh inning as a pinch runner before belting an RBI double to start the scoring in the ninth.

A Puerto Rico native, Torres played at short-season Spokane this season and posted a .188/.254/.250 line in 21 contests. He has been on the Caguas roster for the last two years but did not appear in any games.

Right-hander Adalberto Flores (1.29 ERA/.208 BAA) faced just one batter and yielded an infield single. He was then pulled from the game, and the runner never came around to score.



Mexican Pacific League


Catcher Jose Felix had an excellent all-around night in Guasave's 5-2 victory on Thursday evening. The 22-year-old went 2-for-3 offensively and gunned down all three attempted base stealers from behind the plate.

Between the regular season at High-A and Double-A, the Arizona Fall League, and winterball in Mexico, Felix has thrown out 69-of-119 (.580) on the base paths this year.



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