Winter Leagues: Weekend Wrap-Up of Winter League Action

There wasn’t enough from Saturday for an article, so here’s a recap from the last two days.

Saturday

In Mexico, Randy Romero went 1-for-3 with a run scored, RBI and two sacrifice bunts.

Jared Oliva went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts.

In Puerto Rico, Oddy Nunez tossed a scoreless inning on one walk, with no hits or strikeouts. He’s currently a minor league free agent. This was his winter debut this year. He pitched in the Dominican during the previous two winters.

Bligh Madris struck out as a pinch-hitter.

Sunday

In Colombia, Tsung-Che Cheng went 1-for-4 with a single, walk and stolen base. He’s now hitting .250/.313/.364 in 13 games.

In Puerto Rico, Bligh Madris went 0-for-1 as a pinch-hitter. He’s batting .250 with a .713 OPS in 14 games.

Oddy Nunez pitched on back-to-back nights and he gave up two runs on a home run and a hit batter, while recording one out.

In Mexico, Jared Oliva went 1-for-2 with a single, walk and a sacrifice bunt. He’s hitting .234 with a .654 OPS in 14 games.

Randy Romero went 1-for-4 with a single. He’s now hitting .298 with a .709 OPS in 52 games.

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