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Winter League Update for 12/15/2008

In Mexico: Jason Bourgeois went 3-for-14 over the weekend with two walks, stole a base and scored three times. He's hitting .338/.394/.408 in 130 LMP at bats for Mochis.

In Venezuela:
  • Alcides Escobar went 3-for-13 over the weekend with a double, a walk and three runs scored. He's hitting .229/.298/.312 in 109 at bats for Lara.
  • Brendan Katin went 2-for-6 over the weekend with two doubles and two walks for Zulia. He's hitting .255/.348/.562 in 137 at bats.
  • Freddy Parejo made his VWL debut in Lara's 7-6 16-inning loss on Sunday, entering the game as a pinch runner and staying in to play left field. He didn't score and did not get a plate appearance.
  • Jorge Julio gave up two runs on three hits and a walk in one third of an inning Sunday and picked up his second VWL loss. He now has a 4.00 ERA with six saves in nine innings for Caracas.
  • R.J. Swindle allowed a walk but nothing else in an inning of work Saturday, and retired the only batter he faced Sunday. He's 3-0 with a 2.82 ERA in 22.1 innings in Venezuela.
In the Dominican Republic:
  • Joe Bateman pitched a scoreless inning Saturday, allowing a hit and striking out one. He's posted a 3.18 ERA in 22.2 innings for Este.
  • Rafael Lluberes retired the only batter he faced Saturday. He hasn't allowed a run in his last seven appearances, spanning four innings.
  • Juan Sandoval allowed two runs on two hits and a walk without recording an out Saturday. He has a 9.00 ERA through 14 DWL appearances.
In Puerto Rico:
  • Carlos Corporan went 1-for-5 with a double and a run scored Saturday. He's hitting .161/.161/.355 in his first 31 at bats.
  • Charlie Fermaint went 5-for-13 over the weekend with a double, two walks, a stolen base and a caught stealing. He's hitting .314/.397/.373 in 51 at bats.
  • Mike Rivera went 2-for-6 with a double, a home run and a walk for Santurce. He's hitting .237/.324/.390 in 59 at bats.
  • Steve Bray gave up a hit but nothing else in .2 innings of work Sunday. He has a 1.62 ERA in 16.2 innings of work for Carolina.
  • Eduardo Morlan pitched a scoreless inning with a strikeout Sunday, lowering his PWL ERA to 2.57 in 14 innings.
  • Efrain Nieves pitched four innings in relief Sunday, allowing a run on three hits and two walks while striking out four. His PWL ERA stands at 3.24 through 8.1 innings.