Ballard has been effective for Caguas
Jarrod Saltalamacchia appeared in his first game of the winteball season on Tuesday, while Mike Ballard turned in another strong performance in Puerto Rico. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's winterball action.
Arizona Fall League: Surprise - SEASON OVER
16-16, 2.0 GB
The Rafters finished with a .500 mark, two games behind the division-winning Peoria Javelinas in the Arizona Fall League’s West Division.
Mexican Pacific League
No Rangers appeared on Tuesday.
Venezuelan Winter League
The Venezuelan League took Tuesday off.
Dominican Winter League
Cibao DH Nelson Cruz was hitless in five at-bats, striking out twice.
Julio Borbon singled once in five trips.
Esteban German batted leadoff and played left field for the second consecutive day, and he was 1-for-4 with a base on balls.
Jarrod Saltalamacchia played in his first game of the winter–with the Toros del Este–and he singled once in five at-bats. Saltalamacchia batted cleanup as the designated hitter.
Puerto Rican Winter League
Lefty Mike Ballard lowered his ERA to 2.16 after he tossed two scoreless innings against Carolina. Ballard yielded just one hit, walked none, and struck out one.
Ponce reliever Adalberto Flores continued to struggle with control, as he walked three batters in two innings, but he didn’t allow any runs. Flores gave up one hit and fanned two.
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