In Friday’s action in Australia, Robbie Glendinning started at shortstop and had an 0-for-4 night in his team’s 7-2 win. He is batting .323/.389/.662 in 17 games. Glendinning was named to the ABL Team of the Week for last week by going 6-for-15 with two homers, four walks and eight RBIs.
Ji-Hwan Bae went 0-for-2 before leaving early in a one-sided contest. He is hitting .286/.394/.482 in 17 games.
In the Dominican, the regular season is over and they held the draft to add reinforcements to the four playoff teams. Players from the two teams that didn’t make the playoffs were eligible for the draft. Socrates Brito, who was recently signed as a free agent by the Pirates, was the second player drafted. He will continue his season with Tigres Del Licey. Brito hit .296/.374/.425 in 49 games during the winter season. The Round Robin tournament begins tonight.
In Puerto Rico, Chris Sharpe went 0-for-3 with a walk. He is hitting .250/.383/.359 in 23 games. No word yet on whether his winter is over, but his teammate Ike Schlabach finished up strong on Thursday.
Yacksel Rios threw a shutout inning on one hit, no walks and two strikeouts. In seven appearances, he has allowed two earned runs over eight innings. Rios has a .323 BAA and a 7:2 SO/BB ratio.