In Australia on Monday, Robbie Glendinning went 3-for-5 with a double and two RBIs. Through the first six weeks of play this winter, he is hitting .352/.427/.604 in 24 games, with eight doubles and five homers.
Glendinning ranks fifth in the league in OPS, sixth in average, eighth in OBP, fifth in slugging, first in doubles, third in homers and first with 25 RBIs.
In the Dominican, Richard Rodriguez tossed another scoreless inning in the playoffs. He has not allowed a run this winter. He made five regular season appearances after joining his team on December 3rd.
Socrates Brito went 1-for-3 with an RBI and his second stolen base. He is 8-for-24 with a double, homer and six RBIs in the first six playoff games.
In Mexico, Randy Romero came on as a pinch-runner in the ninth inning, then got three at-bats due to the game going 16 innings. He went 1-for-3 with a single. This was the final regular season game in Mexico this winter. Romero hit .176/.200/.206 in 34 at-bats over 32 games.
The teams in Colombia were off last night. The playoffs resume on January 3rd.+ posts
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