From Friday night in the Dominican, Gregory Polanco made just his second start since December 30th and it was his first start in the field since returning. Polanco was back in center field in Escogido's 6-1 loss. He went 1-for-4 with a double and he drove in his team's only run. Polanco hit .174 with three RBIs in the playoffs, but his team still advanced to the finals with an 11-7 record in the round robin tournament. The Dominican Winter League finals begin on Sunday.
Gregory Polanco played center field on Friday night
Graham Godfrey started the game for Escogido and took the loss, lasting just 1.1 innings before being knocked out. He gave up four runs on seven hits. Godfrey is still a free agent.
From Puerto Rico, Benji Gonzalez went 1-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored in his team's last playoff game. He batted .317 during the regular season and .220 in 12 playoff games.
Mel Rojas Jr. finished his Winter season strong. In brief playing time during the Dominican Leagu...
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