In the Dominican on Wednesday night, Pablo Reyes returned to the lineup at third base and went 1-for-5 with a single and two strikeouts. He injured his ankle in his second game of the winter and missed exactly two weeks. Reyes played another nine games before the ankle began to bother him again, which caused him to miss the last 11 days. He’s hitting .200/.234/.422 in 12 games this winter.
In Puerto Rico, Chris Sharpe started in left field and batted fourth. He went 1-for-4 with a single. He is batting .207/.233/.310 in nine games. For reference, the league in Puerto Rico has a combined OPS of just over .600 and there isn’t a single team that is averaging four runs scored per game. So the league in clearly being dominated by pitching early in the season.
Ike Schlabach faced three batters on Wednesday, recording one out, while giving up two hits. Both runners scored after he left the game. They were the first runs that he has allowed this winter, after four scoreless appearances to begin the year.
In Mexico, Fabricio Macias got most of the night off after playing 21 innings the previous night into early Wednesday morning. He was needed as a defensive replacement in left field for the ninth inning after the starter was ejected for arguing a strike call to end the bottom of the eighth. He has a .267/.319/.372 slash line through 31 games.
Randy Romero struck out as a pinch-hitter in his team’s 10-1 loss. He’s hitting .192/.222/.231 in 17 games.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!