In Venezuela on Sunday, Jose Osuna extended his team record hitting streak to 17 games with a home run. He was the DH and went 1-for-3 with a walk. The home run, which is shown below, was his fourth of the season and hit off of Logan Duran, who is a 36-year-old veteran winter league pitcher. Osuna is now hitting .321/.376/.538 through 22 games.
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Elvis Escobar went 1-for-2 with a single and a walk on Sunday. He is now hitting .276/.335/.337 through 53 games.
Engel Vielma lost his eight-game hitting streak on Sunday, but he did reach base safely, going 0-for-3 with a walk. He’s hitting .244/.319/.317 in 29 games this winter.
Danny Ortiz went 0-for-3, leaving him 2-for-33 in 11 games this winter. He has a .253 OPS. He is still a free agent.
In the Dominican, Anderson Feliz was the only player of note to see action and all he did was play the final two innings in right field after the starter was ejected for arguing a strikeout call. Feliz did make two catches in the ninth inning, so there’s that. Starling Marte remained out of action with a hand injury after being spiked on a stolen base attempt.
In Mexico, Carlos Munoz went 0-for-2 with a walk. He is now hitting .272 with eight doubles, two triples, two homers and a 24:21 BB/SO ratio in 56 games. Munoz is still a free agent.
Jin-De Jhang was named to the World All-Star team in Australia on Friday, then after not playing this weekend, he was removed from the roster due to injury on Monday. According to the team, it’s an unspecified arm injury and Jhang is done for the winter so he can rest and recover.
He ended up with a .273/.333/.364 slash line this winter in 12 games, while throwing out 70% of base runners. His stat page has him at 80% for caught stealing, but they wrongly credited him with a few pick-offs at first base, where the runner took off for second base and was thrown out. Those plays were all scored 1-3-6, so Jhang wasn’t part of them.