In Venezuela, Jose Osuna connected on a two-run homer in the second inning, his first home run of the winter. Osuna has an eight-game hitting streak, and at least one hit in 11 of his 12 games this winter. He has a .326 average and an .858 OPS.
Elvis Escobar continued his recent role as a late game replacement, playing the last two innings in left field without getting a plate appearance. This was his eighth game of the winter, which is an impressive total for a low-A player at this point, but he has just six at-bats.
A.J. Morris threw 2.2 scoreless innings, though they were far from clean frames. He allowed two hits and three walks, throwing 25 of his 51 pitches for balls. He has a 3.18 ERA in 11.1 innings, giving up nine walks.
Gorkys Hernandez went 1-for-5 in his team’s 3-2 loss. He is 5-for-31 in his last seven games.
In Mexico on Saturday, Harold Ramirez went 0-for-2 with an RBI in his team’s 5-2 win. He drove in a run with a sacrifice fly and helped out in the first inning by dropping down a sacrifice bunt, which led to a run. Ramirez is batting .190 through 11 games.
Carlos Munoz went 1-for-4 with a single. He committed his first error of the winter in this game. He is hitting .324 in 12 games.
Felipe Gonzalez came in during the sixth inning with two outs and issued a walk, but got an out to strand two inherited runners. In the seventh, he ran into a little trouble and got help from another reliever. Gonzalez allowed a lead-off double to former Pirates’ farmhand Ali Solis. After recording an out, he was removed and Solis never made it past second.
Only one game in the Dominican, but it involved two players from the organization. Andrew Lambo played his second game and this time he played the field after hitting in the DH spot on Friday. Lambo went 0-for-2 off the bench and played the last five innings in right field.
Wilkin Castillo went 0-for-3 with a walk and run scored. As the third string catcher for Indianapolis this year, he had only 40 at-bats over 17 games played. He is 0-for-6 in three games this winter.