Winter Leagues: Marte Returns to the Lineup; Osuna Has a Busy Day on Defense

In the Dominican on Saturday night, Starling Marte returned to the lineup for the first time since he left Tuesday’s game after the first inning due to the flu. He went 1-for-4 with two walks and a run scored on Saturday. Marte had just three walks this winter coming into this game. He’s now hitting .200/.270/.313 in 22 games.

Anderson Feliz went 2-for-5 with a run scored. He’s hitting .278 through 28 games, with six extra-base hits and nine walks.

In Venezuela, Jose Osuna had a busy day finally at third base and passed the test. In the first inning, he started a 5-4-3 double play, the first double play he has been involved in at third base. He caught a pop up two innings later, then fielded another three grounders over the course of the game. Osuna had just ten total chances in his first six games at third base. At the plate, he went 1-for-4 with a single and two strikeouts. He’s hitting .225/.295/.400 through 11 games.

Elvis Escobar came on as a pinch-hitter in the seventh inning and went 1-for-2 with a single. He seems to have lost his starting job at an odd time, since he was on a hot streak recently. His average is up to .295 through 41 games, with seven doubles and a triple.

Danny Ortiz went 0-for-3 with a walk. He’s 1-for-11 through his first three games.

In Mexico, Mikell Granberry made his second start of the winter. He went 0-for-3 with a strikeout and is still looking for his first hit through ten at-bats. He has also played three games off of the bench.

Carlos Munoz went 1-for-3 with his sixth double. He’s hitting .267/.366/.363 through 42 games.

In Colombia on Friday night, 17-year-old shortstop Francisco Acuna continued to get on base. His streak was extended to 14 games, as he went 2-for-4 with a walk, double and three runs scored. He’s now hitting .246/.387/.328 through 20 games.

In Australia on Sunday, Michael Suchy went 1-for-4 with a single in the first game of a doubleheader. In Game two, he went 0-for-3 with a walk and a run scored. He’s hitting .205 through 11 games, with a double, two homers and five walks.

Jin-De Jhang caught in game two of the doubleheader and went 1-for-3 with a single and a walk. He is 7-for-32 through nine games, with six singles and a homer, while drawing three walks.