On Friday night in the Dominican, Tony Sanchez went 0-for-3 and allowed two stolen bases in two attempts. He is hitting .107 through 28 at-bats and he is 2-for-10 in throwing out base runners in nine games.
Mel Rojas Jr. went 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout. His average dropped down to .237 in 114 at-bats.
Willy Garcia went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts. He is hitting .250/.290/.420 through 100 at-bats.
Nate Baker made his second appearance and retired all three batters he faced, one by strikeout. In his debut, he allowed one run on two hits and retired just one batter.
Pedro Florimon went 1-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout. He is hitting .222 through 72 at-bats.
Gustavo Nunez went 0-for-3 with a walk, stolen base and two strikeouts. The stolen base was his sixth of the season.
Two 2014 Pittsburgh Pirates players, who are still free agents, saw action for Gigantes del Cibao. Rafael Perez pitched a scoreless first inning, allowing a hit and picking up a strikeout. After a long rain delay, he was replaced in the second inning. Carlos Paulino caught for him and went 0-for-3 with a walk.
In Venezuela, Matt Nevarez faced two batters and walked both of them. He was pulled from the game and one of the runners eventually came around to score. Jhonathan Ramos also pitched in the game. He retired the only batter he faced. Ramos has an 0.73 ERA in 17 appearances. He is still a free agent.
In Mexico, Felipe Gonzalez had a tough game after throwing 3.1 scoreless innings in his last outing. Gonzalez faced four batters, allowing two runs on two hits and a walk. He has a 2.96 ERA in 24.1 innings.
In Colombia, Harold Ramirez must be wearing a target to the plate. In three games, he is 1-for-6 with a single, walk and he’s been hit three times. Tito Polo is 11-for-50 with three doubles and a triple. He has three stolen bases and a 2:18 BB/SO ratio.
Alen Hanson could return to the Dominican League soon. He is going to Bradenton for a final checkup to make sure his hand is okay and if everything looks good, he should resume his winter season. He last played on October 26th when he was hit by a pitch on his hand.
Joely Rodriguez has thrown eight shutout innings in two appearances in the Dominican. He is scheduled to make two more starts before shutting it down for the off-season. I was told that Rodriguez recently made a small tweak to his mechanics and so far the results are great.
Jhondaniel Medina went four months without allowing an earned run during the season. In three appearances in Venezuela this winter, he threw a total of 4.2 innings and walked nine batters, issuing three walks in each game. Medina was sent to the Venezuelan League version of the minors and then after battling a brief illness, he called it an off-season. He last pitched in late October.