Winterball Roundup - 1/4

Chavez had a pair of hits

Outfielder Endy Chavez shined for his club in the Venezuelan Winter League playoffs on Tuesday evening. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's winterball action.

Venezuelan Winter League


Designated hitter Yorvit Torrealba remained without a hit in the playoffs for the Bravos, as he was 0-for-4 with a strikeout on Tuesday.

Endy Chavez had a more successful day in the Caribes' 7-1 victory over the Bravos. The leadoff hitter and centerfielder went 2-for-5 with a double and a run scored. He also gunned down a runner at first base.

The Caracas/Zuila game was postponed and will be made up on Wednesday afternoon.



Dominican Winter League

Toros second baseman Esteban German went 1-for-4 with a stolen base. He is batting .233 in the postseason thus far.



Puerto Rican Winter League

No Rangers appeared on Tuesday.



Mexican Pacific League


Mazatlan second baseman Brian Barden had two singles and an RBI in four trips. Unfortunately for the Venados, they lost the game and with a 3-0 deficit, they are one loss away from being eliminated in the best-of-seven series.

Jose Felix and Yhency Brazoban's Guasave club earned the victory and are now down 2-1 in the series. Neither player appeared in Tuesday's game.



Liga Paralela (Venezuela Minor League)

The Bravos took home the 2010 Liga Paralela title with a best-of-three series victory over Caracas. The season concluded on December 22.

That Caracas club featured 19-year-old shortstop Edwin Garcia, who appeared in 23 games and went 15-for-66 (.227) with four doubles and a home run. He had 13 walks against only nine strikeouts.

Guillermo Moscoso played most of the season with the big Caracas club but started his winterball campaign with two short Liga Paralela starts. The right-hander yielded four runs (two earned) in 2.1 innings.

Anzoategui hurler Jonathan Rojas shined over three starts, tossing 10 scoreless innings. The 22-year-old allowed three hits while walking two and striking out seven. Rojas doesn't have any state-side experience above the rookie level, but his strong performance earned him two appearances with the LVBP Caribes team.

David Paisano and Renny Osuna turned in impressive performances with the big La Guaira club in '09, but both were largely relegated to Liga Paralela this year after early season slumps.

Paisano played 25 games in Liga Paralela and hit .283 (30-for-106) with nine doubles, six walks, and five stolen bases in eight attempts.

The versatile Osuna played just about all over the diamond––appearing in 21 contests––and posted a .280/.314/.512 slash line with nine doubles, two triples, and two round-trippers in 87 plate appearances.

Lefty reliever Joe Ortiz pitched most of the campaign with the LVBP team but hurled three scoreless innings in three minor league relief appearances.



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