On Wednesday night in the Dominican, Alen Hanson made his return to the lineup exactly one month after he left mid-game with a wrist injury. A couple days after he got hurt, his team announced his status was day-to-day, but he ended up missing another four weeks. Hanson went 1-for-4 with a single and an RBI ground out in his return. He played second base and handled three putouts and had three assists. He was 1-for-15 at the plate through four games before getting hurt.
Eric Wood was on the opposing team in Hanson’s return, and he went 1-for-3 with a double, walk and run scored. The double was his second of the winter. He is now hitting .217/.347/.300 through 18 games.
In Venezuela, Jose Osuna went 2-for-4 with a single and a double, giving him a .267 average through 50 games. The double was his 12th of the season. Both hits came off former Pirate Brian Burres, who has been playing independent ball the last two seasons.
While his team was off last night, Elvis Escobar was added back to the active roster. He last played on November 27th, and has been out since then with a lower left leg injury. Prior to getting hurt, he hit .286/.298/.429 through his first 39 games.
In Mexico, Carlos Munoz came on as a defensive replacement at first base for the second night in a row. He came into the game two innings earlier on Wednesday, taking over in the seventh. Unlike Tuesday, Munoz got to bat in this game and drew a ninth inning walk in his team’s 4-3 victory. He is hitting .180/.278/.250 through 40 games.
In Nicaragua, Anderson Feliz is hitting .326/.402/.514 through 33 games. He has driven in 34 runs.
In Puerto Rico, Danny Ortiz went 2-for-4 with a walk and a run scored. That gives him a .380 average through 26 games. He is still a free agent.