Rangers lineup stalwarts Nelson Cruz and Elvis Andrus both had big games on Tuesday, combining to go…
Rangers Winterball Roundup – 12/14
Dominican Winter League Aguilas Cibaenas closer Johan Yan gave up a single and two walks before finishing off a scoreless ninth inning, earning his third save. Yan lowered his winterball ERA to 1.72. Leury Garcia (0/2) and Hanser Alberto (0/1, HBP) split the game at third base for Cibao, combining to go 0-for-3 with a hit-by pitch. Designated hitter Nelson Cruz, who batted cleanup, was 1-for-5 with an RBI and his first stolen base. Licey right fielder Engel Beltre had a single and an RBI in four at-bats. Venezuelan Winter League After a slow start to his winterball campaign, Magallanes shortstop Elvis Andrus is slowly beginning to heat up. On Friday, Andrus singled once and walked once in five trips. He also had an RBI and his second stolen base. Lara's Guilder Rodriguez earned his second consecutive start at second base. At the plate, he went 0-for-2 before exiting the game in the eighth inning. Playing second base and batting third for Aragua, Yangervis Solarte went 0-for-4 with a strikeout and a base on balls. Mexican Pacific League No Rangers appeared in Mexico on Friday. Puerto Rican Winter League Left fielder Jared Hoying (0/4) and catcher Kevin Torres (0/3) combined to go 0-for-7 for the Leones de Ponce on Friday. Hoying also committed a throwing error, his first of the campaign. Ponce lefty reliever Alexander Claudio surrendered a double to the only hitter he faced, though he didn't allow a run. After reaching base in all five of his plate appearances on Thursday, second baseman Janluis Castro earned another start on Friday. The diminutive switch-hitter was 0-for-3 with a sacrifice bunt. Australian Baseball League Suddenly scuffling Brisbane centerfielder Hirotoshi Onaka combined to go 0-for-10 with four strikeouts in his club's doubleheader on Friday. Onaka also committed a fielding error, his second. Subscribe to LoneStarDugout.com today! Only $79.95 brings you one full year of Total Access Pass and all premium content on LoneStarDugout.com, Scout™ Player and Roster Database (including the 'Hot News' at the top of the site), Breaking News and Information, Total Access to all Scout.com Websites, and Player Pages, detailing the progress and careers of players from high school, the minors, and the pro ranks. Sample the LoneStarDugout.com Total Access Pass™ at no risk for 7 days, then pay only $7.95 or $21.95. If you want to save 2 months off the monthly subscription price, simply choose the annual LoneStarDugout.com Total Access Pass™ at $79.95.
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