Catcher Tony Sanchez is leaving for the Dominican on Wednesday, going there to play for Toros del Este. He played some first base late in the season this year, but he will go to the Dominican strictly to play catcher. He should probably see action in about 5-7 days. Last year when Andrew Lambo joined his Venezuelan team a few weeks after the season started, he took five days before he played his first game. Sanchez batted .235/.337/.422 in 81 games with Indianapolis this year and .267/.300/.360 in 26 games for the Pirates.
In the Dominican, Willy Garcia had two big games in the previous two days, but he went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts on Tuesday night.
Mel Rojas Jr. went 1-for-4 with a double, walk and run scored. The double was his fourth of the season. He is hitting .246 in 19 games with 13 runs scored.
In Puerto Rico, Bryton Trepagnier pitched two scoreless innings in his third game of the year, giving up one hit and picking up two strikeouts. In his first two appearances combined, he allowed four runs on five hits and three walks in four innings.
In Mexico, Felipe Gonzalez threw 1.1 scoreless innings. He gave up a single and didn’t walk or strikeout anyone. Gonzalez lowered his ERA to 3.77 in 14.1 innings.
The winter season began in Colombia in the last few days. Both Tito Polo and Harold Ramirez will play in the league. The league hasn’t posted any stats from the first three days, so there isn’t much info to go on yet. Polo started his team’s last game in right field.
Earlier in the off-season, we were mentioning Dean Anna daily because he was tearing up the Mexican League. Anna signed as a free agent with the St Louis Cardinals on Tuesday. He hit .322/.487/.390 in 17 games in Mexico, but hasn’t played since October 29th.