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Winter League Update for 12/1/2008

In Mexico: Jason Bourgeois went 4-for-14 over the weekend (all singles) and stole two bases. He's hitting .342/.402/.392 for Mochis.

In Venezuela:

  • Alcides Escobar went 0-for-2 with a walk Saturday, his first appearance in a week.
  • Brendan Katin went 2-for-9 over the weekend with a walk and a double, drove in three runs and struck out five times.
  • Luis Pena had a rough outing Sunday, giving up three runs on a hit and a walk without recording an out.
  • The newest Brewer, R.J. Swindle, has already made 17 appearances in Venezuela and is posting a 3.32 ERA. Over the weekend, he threw a scoreless inning on Friday and retired the only batter he faced Sunday.

In the Dominican Republic:

  • Joe Bateman gave up a run on a hit in one inning Saturday. He has a 3.66 ERA in 19.2 innings (17 appearances) for Este.
  • Juan Sandoval gave up a hit to the only batter he faced Friday, then pitched a scoreless inning Sunday.

In Puerto Rico:

  • Charlie Fermaint went 2-for-8 over the weekend with two walks and was caught stealing. Overall, he's hitting .333/.412/.400 in his first 30 ABs for Ponce.
  • Mike Rivera went 4-for-7 over the weekend with a walk and a run scored.
  • Steve Bray pitched two thirds of a scoreless inning Sunday, to bring his ERA down to 1.98 in 13.2 innings.
  • Richie Gardner pitched 1.2 scoreless innings Sunday with a walk and a strikeout. His PWL ERA is 7.98, but it's 2.08 as a reliever.
  • Efrain Nieves made his debut for Arecibo Sunday, allowing two hits in a scoreless inning of work, striking out one.

Finally, in the comments on Friday's Update TheJay noticed the following:

  • Brad Nelson, who hasn't appeared in the Dominican since November 14, is back in the US getting married.
  • Chris Narveson left his Mexican team, citing fatigue, and has been replaced on their roster.
  • Casey McGehee returned to the US to deal with a family issue.