Rangers Winterball Roundup – 12/28

Beltre started in center field

Outfielders Julio Borbon and Engel Beltre both played in their first Dominican Winter League playoff game of the season on Wednesday. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's winterball action in the Texas Rangers' system.

Venezuelan Winter League


Yangervis Solarte got another start in left field for Aragua and singled two more times in four at-bats, raising his average to .313 in this winterball season. Shortstop Luis Hernandez, who batted ninth, was 1-for-2 with an RBI and two sacrifice bunts.

Bravos de Margarita shortstop Alberto Gonzalez had one single in three trips, and he also drove home his club's only run of the game in the 1-0 victory.



Dominican Winter League


Escogido's Julio Borbon entered the game as a pinch runner in the fifth inning and scored a run. He then went to left field and later struck out in his only plate appearance.

Engel Beltre started in center field and batted eighth for the Tigres del Licey in their second round robin playoff game. The 22-year-old prospect went 0-for-3 with a walk and a sacrifice bunt, striking out once.



Mexican Pacific League


There were no games on Wednesday.



Puerto Rican Winter League


No Rangers appeared in Wednesday's games.



Liga Paralela (Venezuela Minor League)


Aragua second baseman and left fielder Yangervis Solarte has played most of his winter in the Venezuelan big league, but he also appeared in three Liga Paralela games, going 5-for-13 with a double and a home run.

Right-hander Richard Alvarez made seven relief appearances for Caracas, yielding three runs in 7.1 innings and allowing eight hits while walking four and striking out six.

Like Solarte, La Guaira utility man Renny Osuna has played most of this season in the big leagues but also played in seven minor league games. He was 6-for-22 with two doubles, six walks, and three strikeouts.

Arlett Mavare was one of La Guaira's most effective pitchers, going 1-0 with a 1.37 ERA in seven appearances, including three starts. He logged 26.1 frames and allowed 12 hits while walking 11 and fanning 23.

Magallanes outfielder Joey Butler was 3-for-10 with a double in an early-season tuneup before joining the big club.

Young outfielder Eduard Pinto had three singles in 12 trips, playing the first three games of the Liga Paralela season before leaving to participate in the Rangers' Dominican instructional league.



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