In Winter League action from the Dominican last night, Starling Marte returned to his Leones del Escogido team and went 1-for-3, with two walks and a solo homer. With his team holding on to a 3-2 edge, he led off the eighth inning with his home run. Marte hadn't played since December 8th, finishing the DWL regular season with a .304 average and .845 OPS in 28 games. He batted third and played center field. Marte's team moved to 4-3 in the playoffs with a 5-3 win.
Felix Pie returned to the lineup one day after both he and Alex Valdez were benched. Pie continued his struggles, going 0-for-3, with a walk. He was dropped down to seventh in the batting order. Valdez came in as a pinch-hitter in the sixth inning and broke a 1-1 tie, with a sacrifice fly. He remained in the game at second base...
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