Venezuelan Winter League
Caribes leadoff man Endy Chavez singled once in four at-bats during Thursday’s action. On Friday, he had a stronger game, going 2-for-4 with a double, a sacrifice bunt, and a run batted in. The veteran outfielder is now batting .286 in the round robin playoff.
Yorvit Torrealba played first base for Margarita on Thursday and went 0-for-4 with one strikeout and one GIDP. The Rangers’ catcher remains hitless in the Venezuelan Winter League’s postseason.
Dominican Winter League
Toros del Este starting pitcher Miguel de los Santos was nearly perfect in five-plus innings during his first outing of the postseason. On Friday––his second postseason start––he started strong but scuffled late. Overall, de los Santos allowed three runs in four-plus innings, giving up four hits, walking two, and striking out six.
The Dominican Republic native cruised through four frames but allowed the first three hitters of the fifth inning to reach safely. All three eventually scored.
De los Santos’ start––which was broadcast on ESPN3.com––was outlined in further detail on the subscriber-only message board.
Designated hitter Esteban German raised his postseason average to .289 with three singles in four at-bats. He also had a run batted in.
Puerto Rican Winter League
There were no games on Thursday, and no Rangers saw action on Friday.
Mexican Pacific League
No Rangers appeared on Thursday, and there were no games in the circuit on Friday.
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.
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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