Winter Leagues

Winter Leagues: Stolmy Pimentel Makes Winter Debut

Winter Leagues: Stolmy Pimentel Makes Winter Debut

In the Dominican League from Friday night, Gregory Polanco went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts. After winning the Hitter of the Week award last week, Polanco has gone 1-for-12 this week.

Stolmy Pimentel pitched 178.2 innings during the regular season (Photo Credit: David Hague)

Carlos Paulino went 0-for-2 with a walk and strikeout. He has now played 14 games, hitting .231 with a double in 39 at-bats.

Stolmy Pimentel made his Winter debut for Estrellas de Oriente. He came in during the sixth inning and ended up going 1.2 innings, allowing one unearned run on one hit, no walks and he struck out one batter. Pimentel retired the first five batters he faced before allowing an infield single. During the next at-bat, the unearned run scored all the way from first on a throwing error from the shortstop.

Pimentel pitched 178.2 innings this year between Altoona, Indianapolis and the majors. For that reason, he wasn't allowed to play up until now. The Winter Leagues and MLB have a rule c...

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