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Winter League Update for 12/22/2008

In Mexico: Jason Bourgeois went 3-for-6 over the weekend with five walks and a stolen base. He's hitting .353/.420/.432 for Mochis.

In Venezuela:
  • Alcides Escobar entered the game as a defensive replacement Friday but did not make a plate appearance.
  • Hernan Iribarren went 1-for-12 with a walk and three runs scored over the weekend in his first action since November 22.
  • Brendan Katin went 4-for-14 with two doubles and a triple, driving in six runs for Zulia.
  • Jorge Julio had a disastrous outing Friday, giving up six earned runs on three hits and two walks in .2 innings.
  • Luis Pena gave up a run on two walks while failing to retire a batter Friday.
  • Luis Ramirez retired the only two batters he faced in his debut Saturday. It's possible he hadn't pitched since playing in West Virginia in 2007.
In the Dominican Republic:
  • Joe Bateman pitched 1.1 scoreless innings for Este, allowing one hit and striking out one. He's only allowed one earned run in his last eight innings.
  • Rafael Lluberes retired the only batter he faced Saturday and picked up his first DWL win.
In Puerto Rico:
  • Charlie Fermaint went 7-for-10 over the weekend with a double and a stolen base. He's hitting .358/.434/.418 in 67 PWL at bats.
  • Eduardo Morlan walked a man but allowed nothing else in .2 innings of work Friday to pick up his third PWL save.
  • Efrain Nieves picked up his first PWL win Friday, pitching two scoreless innings with two hits, a walk and two strikeouts. He has a 2.61 ERA despite allowing 16 baserunners in 10.1 innings.