In the Dominican on Wednesday night, Alen Hanson got his first start of the Winter. He played two games off the bench prior to his team’s 6-3 loss last night. Hanson went 2-for-4 with a run scored and a stolen base. He handled both chances in the field cleanly.
Gregory Polanco went 2-for-4 with two runs scored, two walks, a double, a stolen base and a run scored. He is hitting .323 with 24 runs scored, 25 walks and 25 RBIs in 35 games.
Carlos Paulino came into the game as a defensive replacement in the top of the seventh inning and singled in his only at-bat.
In Venezuela, Andrew Lambo went 3-for-5 with a run scored and RBI. He started in right field, but moved to first base in the eighth inning. Lambo turned a 3-6-3 double play in the eighth. In his last eight games, he is 10-for-30 at the plate with nine RBIs.
When Lambo moved to first base in the eighth, Elvis Escobar went into right field on defense. It was the seventh game for the 19-year-old Escobar, all off the bench. He did not get an at-bat.
Junior Sosa went 1-for-1 with a walk and sacrifice bunt. He is 9-for-26 at the plate in ten games.
Elias Diaz went 0-for-1 with a walk, before being pinch hit for in the sixth inning. He is batting .313 through 14 games.
In Puerto Rico, Benji Gonzalez went 2-for-5 with a double and run scored in his team’s 4-1 win. His double play partner, Ivan De Jesus Jr., went 1-for-3 with an RBI and two walks. Gonzalez is hitting .389 through his first seven games.
In Colombia from Tuesday night, Harold Ramirez went 2-for-5 to raise his average to .360 through 20 games. He has a .950 OPS. Tito Polo came in late as a pinch-runner and scored a run.
Edinson Volquez, who was signed by the Pirates yesterday, is on the roster of the Toros del Este of the Dominican League. He has not pitched yet this Winter.