In the Dominican on Monday, Alen Hanson got into the game as a pinch-runner. He hasn’t started recently, last getting into the lineup on Halloween. Since then, he has played three times, twice as a pinch-runner. In 14 games, he is hitting .245/.275/.265 in 49 at-bats.
Mel Rojas Jr. went 1-for-3 with two runs, a walk and a stolen base, his first of the season. The hit was his first of the month. He ended October with three homers in his last two games.
Pedro Florimon went 1-for-5 with a double and run scored. He also struck out three times.
Josh Wall threw a perfect eighth inning, retiring the side in order on two grounders and a pop up on a bunt. One of the grounders was off the bat of Mel Rojas Jr. for the first out.
In Venezuela, A.J. Morris threw 1.2 perfect innings, picking up four strikeouts. He is one of 19 minor leaguers for the Pirates, who became free agents over the weekend.
Gorkys Hernandez went 2-for-3 with a walk and he picked up an outfield assist. He’s hitting .304 in 27 games.
Some news out of Venezuela which will help out the winter coverage. Elias Diaz will be reporting to Bravos de Margarita on Wednesday and will likely see action within a week, depending on what he has been doing since the season ended. Most players get into games about 5-7 days after they report to a team.
Jorge Rondon is also reporting to his team this week. He was claimed off waivers from the Orioles last month and he will pitch for Tigres de Aragua.
In the Dominican, Pedro Florimon and Gustavo Nunez formed the double play combo for Estrellas de Oriente, with Florimon at shortstop. He went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts, while Nunez went 0-for-2 with a sacrifice bunt. Nunez is 0-for-14 since October 28th and this winter he’s hitting .200 through 15 games.
Josh Wall threw a scoreless inning, allowing a single, while striking out two batters. He has a 1.59 ERA through 11.1 innings over 11 appearances, with 16 strikeouts.
In Mexico, Carlos Munoz went 1-for-4 with a run scored. He is hitting .314 through 24 games.
Frazier Plays For Team USA
Adam Frazier was in the AFL this year until Team USA needed him as an injury replacement for the Premier12 tournament held in Taiwan. The tournament is currently going on, with game two played early this morning. There were other games before that, and Frazier got into a few of those as well. On November 1st, he went 1-for-3 with a walk in a win over Canada. He started at shortstop the next day against Canada and went 0-for-3 in 3-3 tie.
On November 6th against Netherlands, Frazier went 1-for-4 and drove in three runs. He went 1-for-2 the next day against Chinese Taipei, in a game that included Jin-De Jhang behind the plate. Jhang had a double and a walk in his two plate appearances. On Monday, Frazier had a triple and single, driving in two runs, as Team USA won game one of the tournament 11-5 over the Dominican Republic.
Frazier batted seventh and started at second base on Wednesday night against Venezuela, going 1-for-4 with two strikeouts. Team USA lost 7-5 and next plays Thursday night against Mexico.