Winter Leagues: Randy Romero Collects Three Hits; Rough Night for Cruz

In Mexico on Thursday night, Randy Romero got a rare start. He had just 24 at-bats in his first 24 games before Thursday. Romero took advantage of his opportunity, going 3-for-4 with two stolen bases and a run scored. In 25 games, he is hitting .179/.281/.214 in 32 plate appearances, with four steals in four attempts.

Fabricio Macias went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts. He’s hitting .222/.270/.349 in 38 games, with a 6:34 BB/SO ratio in 137 plate appearances.

In Colombia, Francisco Acuna went 1-for-4 with a single. He is 6-for-26 in seven games, with eight walks.

Friday’s Action

In the Dominican, Oneil Cruz played both ends of a doubleheader. He went 0-for-3 in the opener and 0-for-3 in the night cap. He’s hitting .229/.371/.229, with a 0:9 BB/SO ratio in 35 plate appearances. In the field during game two, Cruz committed a brutal error on a grounder that would have ended the game, but instead two runs scored to send the game into extra innings, where his team lost. Here’s the error:

Gregory Polanco started in right field and he went 1-for-5 with a single. He’s hitting .200/.288/.357, with an 8:18 BB/SO ratio in 80 plate appearances.

Edgar Santana faced one batter on Friday, Gary Sanchez of the Yankees, and struck him out to end the fifth inning. Sanchez represented the tying run at the time. Santana has made four appearances this winter, giving up one run on five hits and a walk in three innings, which picking up three strikeouts.

We will have the late results from Friday night in the next winter article, either Sunday or Monday morning.