Winter Leagues: Newest Pitcher Tosses Three Shutout Innings; Cruz and Polanco Updates

In the Dominican on Monday, Oneil Cruz had a rough game all around. He booted all three grounders hit to him, and he was pulled early for a pinch-hitter during a big spot in the eighth inning, after going 0-for-3 with a strikeout. On Tuesday, he went 2-for-5 with two singles and a strikeout. Through his first six games, he has a .280/.280/.400 slash line, with a double, triple and a 0:7 BB/SO ratio.

Gregory Polanco went 1-for-4 with a single and an RBI on a sacrifice fly on Monday. He played right field in this game (most of his time has been as a DH). He was in right field again last night and he went 1-for-5 with a single, two strikeouts, a stolen base (his second) and his first fielding error. Polanco is now hitting .210/.306/.387 in 17 games, with three doubles, one triple and two homers.

In Venezuela on Tuesday, newly acquired Luis Oviedo picked up the win by throwing three shutout innings on two hits, with no walks and one strikeout. He has a 0.00 ERA in 9.1 innings over six appearances, with six hits, two walks and five strikeouts.

In Mexico, Fabricio Macias went 1-for-4 with a double and a run scored. He also picked up an outfield assist. He is hitting .235/.289/.370 in 36 games, with nine doubles, two triples and a homer.

Randy Romero was used as a ninth inning pinch-runner and he scored a run. In 24 games this winter, he is 2-for-24 at the plate, with four walks, eight runs scored and two stolen bases.