In what may be his last game of the winter, Jose Osuna went out with a bang. His team announced before Saturday’s game that Osuna will be joining the Pittsburgh Pirates at their winter mini-camp on Sunday, with the possibility of returning to the team during the semi-finals of the playoffs. The only hitch is that his team has to win their first round series still, and do it now without Osuna. He did all he could on Saturday night before he left for Bradenton, going 5-for-6 with two walks in his team’s 2-1 win in 16 innings. If his playoffs are indeed over, he hit .591 in five games.
For the fourth time in the playoffs, Elvis Escobar came off the bench. For the third game in a row, he made his appearance as a pinch-runner, then stayed in the game in left field. Escobar got two at-bats in this game, going 1-for-2 with a single and a strikeout. He had just one at-bat in the first three games.
In the only game in the Dominican, Eury Perez went 2-for-5 with an RBI. He is now hitting .410 through nine playoff games.
In Mexico, Carlos Munoz went 2-for-5 with two singles and a run scored, as his team lost 4-3. That eliminated his team from the playoffs. Munoz went 5-for-20 in the playoffs, with four singles and a home run. While his season is likely over, he is eligible to be drafted for the next round of the playoffs. The odds of him being picked are slim though. Only four players total will be picked from the three teams eliminated.
In Nicaragua, Anderson Feliz went 1-for-3 in the first game of the playoffs, as his team dropped a 2-1 decision. During the regular season this winter, Feliz played all 48 games and hit .305/.391/.465 in 200 at-bats.
In Puerto Rico, Danny Ortiz went 1-for-4 with an RBI in his team’s 5-4 loss. He is still a free agent despite winning the league’s batting crown and leading the league in OPS.