In Colombia on Tuesday night, Harold Ramirez returned to the lineup and scored two runs in his team’s 16-2 win. Ramirez played one game during the first week of the season nearly a month ago and was hit by a pitch in his only plate appearance. He missed time during the regular season with a hamstring injury and shin splints. One of the pitchers that got hit hard for the Leones team that gave up 16 runs in that game, was Oderman Rocha, who just recently joined his winter team. He has played winter ball in Colombia each of the last two seasons and spent this year pitching briefly for both Bradenton and Bristol. The 22-year-old righty was injured most of the regular season.
In the Dominican, Mel Rojas Jr. went 2-for-3 with a walk. He has been having a tough winter, batting just .243 and he doesn’t have an extra-base hit in his last nine games. Willy Garcia also went 2-for-3 with a walk. He also picked up an outfield assist.
Deibinson Romero played his first game since signing with the Pirates. He went 0-for-1 after coming into the game in the top of the eighth as a defensive replacement at first base. Romero is hitting .216 through 37 at-bats.
Gustavo Nunez singled as a pinch-hitter in the eighth inning and remained in the game at second base.
Wirfin Obispo pitched one perfect inning, striking out the side. He has a 2.20 ERA, with 20 strikeouts in 16.1 innings. He just signed with the Milwaukee Brewers, so that will end the winter coverage on him.
Carlos Paulino went 2-for-3 with two doubles and an RBI. He also threw out the only runner that attempted to steal. Paulino is still a free agent. He is hitting .326 through 19 games.
In Mexico, Sebastian Valle homered for the second time in three games. He finished the game 2-for-4, driving in two runs. Valle has 11 hits and five walks in his last seven games.