Mexican Pacific League Playoffs
Iker Franco (former Springfield-Obregon) started at catcher and batted sixth. 0-for-4 and allowed two stolen bases.
Hugo Castellanos (former Memphis-Obregon) entered in the sixth and pitched to two batters. He allowed no hits or runs, one walk, and struck one out. (p-s:9-4)(ir-s:1-0)
Obregon beat Mexicali 4-3
LMP Official Site Post Game
Julio Franco (former Caribes Manager/Venezuelan League) was named Puebla (Triple-A Mexican League) manager: Listin Diario
No Games Scheduled For Friday
Venezuelan League Round Robin
Dan Serafini (former Memphis-Magallanes) started and pitched five innings. He allowed three hits, three earned runs, two home runs, four walks, and struck two out for the losing decision (0-1). (g/f:5-6)
Orber Moreno (former Memphis-Magallanes) entered in the seventh and pitched one inning. He allowed two hits, three earned runs, one home run, one intentional walk, and struck one out. (g/f:1-0)
Jose Martinez (former Springfield-Aragua) started at second base and batted eighth. 1-for-2 with one sacrifice.
Rich Rundles (Memphis-Aragua) entered in the eighth and pitched to three batters. He allowed one hit and no runs. (g/f:1-0)(ir-s:1-0)
Aragua beat Magallanes 6-0
LVBP Official Site Post Game
Marco Davalillo of La Guaira was named Manager of the Year: Lider
Twins signed 16-year old pitcher Mauricio Silva (Margarita/Venezuelan League): Lider
Dmitri Young (former St. Louis-former Caribes) has slimmed down and is looking to make a comeback in the MLB: ESPN
White Sox signed 16-year old right-hander Luis Martinez: Baseball America
La Guaira (5-4) visits Caribes (8-1) @ 7:30 PM VST
Zulia (0-8) visits Magallanes (3-6) @ 7:30 PM VST
Dominican League Round Robin
Pedro Feliz (former St. Louis-Cibao) started at third base and batted eighth. 2-for-4 with one two-out RBI and assisted in one double play.
Hector Luna (former St. Louis-Aguilas) started at third base and batted third. 0-for-4 with one hit by pitch.
Miguel Batista (former St. Louis-Aguilas) entered in the ninth and pitched one inning. He allowed one hit and no runs. (g/f:2-0)
Cibao beat Aguilas 6-4
Listin Diario Post Game
Amaury Cazana (Memphis-Culiacan/Mexican Pacific League) has signed on to play for Licey: Cibao Official Site
Timo Perez (former St. Louis) is still banned from playing for Licey in the Dominican League after filing an appeal in court: Licey Official Site
Escogido (9-4) visits Aguilas (4-9) @ 7:35 PM AST
Cibao (6-7) visits Licey (7-6) @ 7:35 PM AST
Nicaraguan League Playoffs
Final Regular Season Stats:
Jem Argenal (GCL-Chinandega) played in 34 games going 18-for-81 (.222) with two doubles, four triples, two home runs, 12 RBIs, 14 runs, 13 walks, two stolen bases, nine strikeouts, and .420 SLG.
Ricky Martinez (Batavia-Chinandega) was 0-0 with a 12.53 ERA. He allowed 18 hits, 16 runs (13 earned), one home run, six walks, and struck eight out over 9.1 innings.
Edgard Montiel (former DSL-Leon) played in ten games going 2-for-20 (.100) with one run, four walks, two strikeouts, and .100 SLG.
Gustavo Martinez (former GCL-Boer) was 6-0 with a 3.50 ERA and one save. He allowed 53 hits, 31 runs (21 earned), one home run, 24 walks, and struck 31 out over 54 innings.
Jose Calero (former GCL-Granada) was 3-2 with a 10.13 ERA. He allowed 35 hits, 27 earned runs, four home runs, 29 walks, and struck 13 out over 24 innings.
Chinandega (22-29) visits Granada (28-24): La Prensa Pre-Game
Puerto Rican League Playoffs
Ruben Gotay (former Memphis-Mayaguez) started at third base and moved to first, batting second. 1-for-4 with two runs, one walk, one fielding error, one throwing error, and assisted in two double plays.
Miguel Negron (former MiLB signing-Mayaguez) started in right field and moved to left, batting fifth. 0-for-5 at the plate.
John Rodriguez (former St. Louis-Ponce) started as designated hitter and batted fourth. 1-for-4 with one strikeout.
Robinson Cancel (former Memphis-Ponce) started at catcher and batted fifth. 0-for-3 with one walk and two strikeouts.
Mayaguez beat Ponce 4-1
Primera Hora Post Game
No Games Scheduled For Friday
Donovan Solano (former Memphis-Barranquilla) started at shortstop and batted third. 3-for-3 with one RBI, one run, and one walk.
Ronald Ramirez (former Palm Beach-Cartagena) started at shortstop and batted second. 1-for-5 with one run.
Javier Brito (former Memphis-Cartagena) started in right field and batted third. 0-for-5 with one strikeout.
Xavier Scruggs (Palm Beach-Cartagena) started as designated hitter and batted fourth. 2-for-3 with one RBI and one walk.
Barranquilla beat Cartagena 11-2
Barranquilla (16-17) visits Cartagena (12-21)
Monteria (17-14) visits Sincelejo (20-13) for a doubleheader
Pitcher Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez remains in custody after trying to escape the island on January 8th: El Nuevo Herald