Winterball Roundup - 12/19

Beltre reached three times

A number of Texas Rangers products turned in solid performances during a full slate of Dominican Winter League games on Sunday afternoon. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's winterball action.

Venezuelan Winter League


Margarita first baseman Yorvit Torrealba was 0-for-1, and he also laid down a sacrifice bunt.

Max Ramirez batted third and played DH for La Guaira on Sunday. The 26-year-old was 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout. Tiburones lefty specialist Joe Ortiz suffered the loss, as he yielded two runs one three hits in one-third of an inning, raising his ERA to 3.68.

Magallanes right fielder Endy Chavez (.237/.304/.290) had a single, two walks, and two runs scored in four plate appearances. He also stole his third base and picked up an outfield assist.

Leadoff man Andres Blanco (.279/.341/.342) singled once and scored a pair of runs in five trips.



Liga Paralela (Venezuela Minor League)

There was one postseason game scheduled for Sunday morning, but the box score has yet to be posted on the Liga Paralela website.



Dominican Winter League

Aguilas Cibaenas leadoff hitter Julio Borbon broke out of a slump by going 3-for-4 with an RBI and raising his average to .275.

The Estrellas and Toros faced off in a doubleheader on Sunday afternoon. Estrellas Orientales first baseman and cleanup man Chris Davis played just the first game and was 2-for-2 with a walk and three RBI. He is now hitting .277.

The Toros' Esteban German played part-time in left field during both games. The veteran utility man had two singles and a free pass in five plate appearances.

Former Rangers prospect Mike Nickeas appeared behind the plate for the Estrellas club on Sunday. It appears that Taylor Teagarden, who last played on December 10, may be finished for the winterball season.

Licey centerfielder and three-hole hitter Engel Beltre (.333/.368/.444) helped his club with two singles and a walk in five trips.



Puerto Rican Winter League

No Rangers appeared on Sunday.



Mexican Pacific League


Guasave catcher Jose Felix batted eighth and went 1-for-4 with a run batted in. He also gunned down another attempted base stealer, making him 5-for-6 from behind the plate thus far.

Mazatlan second baseman Brian Barden had one single in five trips, and he is now 2-for-19 over his first five contests in Mexico.



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