Winterball Roundup - 12/12

Ballard has been lights-out this winter

Mike Ballard provided three strong innings of long relief for Caguas on Saturday evening. 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 Saturday.

Venezuelan Winter League


La Guaira first baseman Max Ramirez (.233/.352/.460 in 189 at-bats) singled once and struck out once in four trips to the plate.

Renny Osuna (0/4) and David Paisano (0/1) both went hitless for the Tiburones.

Joseph Ortiz fanned the only batter he faced to pick up his fifth hold of the season.

Elvis Andrus returned to the lineup on Saturday after getting a day of rest, and he went without a hit in all four at-bats.

Dominican Winter League


There were no games on Saturday.

Puerto Rican Winter League


Mike Ballard (2.03 ERA/.244 BAA) was excellent in long relief, keeping Carolina off the scoreboard for three innings. He gave up just two hits while walking one and striking out two.

Miguel Velazquez entered for Caguas as a defensive replacement in left field, but he didn't have a plate appearance.

Australian Claxton Shield


Five Australian teams are competing for the Claxton Shield. Two Rangers are represented in Aaron Thompson (Queensland) and Tim Stanford (New South Wales).

In two appearances with the Queensland Rams, the right-hander Thompson has allowed two runs on three hits in one inning, walking zero and striking out one.

Stanford has not yet begun playing for NSW.



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