On opening night of the postseason in Venezuela, shortstop Elvis Andrus reached base safely four…
Rangers Winterball Roundup – 1/3
Dominican Winter League No Rangers appeared in the Dominican Republic on Thursday. Venezuelan Winter League Cardenales de Lara third baseman Yangervis Solarte helped carry his club to a 6-1 victory by going 2-for-4 with a solo home run and a walk. The 25-year-old Solarte joined Lara for the playoffs after playing with Aragua during the regular season. With the Tigres, Solarte appeared in 47 games and posted a solid .301/.365/.409 slash line. The Rangers re-signed him to a minor league deal earlier this offseason, also giving him an invitation to big league camp. Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus had a single and a walk in four trips, as Magallanes fell, 3-1. Andrus also committed his third error in two postseason games. Mexican Pacific League Guasave fell behind 2-0 in their best-of-seven playoff series after falling to Obregon, 5-2, on Thursday. The Rangers' Jose Felix appeared as a pinch-hitter in the 11th inning and grounded out. Puerto Rican Winter League No Rangers appeared in Puerto Rico on Thursday. Australian Baseball League On Thursday, Brisbane Bandits centerfielder Hirotoshi Onaka raised his batting average to .312 with a pair of singles in four at-bats. He also drove home his club's only run and stole his seventh base. The following day (Friday, and Thursday in the states), Onaka was hitless in four at-bats. The Japan native is now hitting .299/.409/.361 with seven steals in 10 attempts over 27 contests. Friday's hitless performance also snapped Onaka's eight-game hitting streak. Subscribe to LoneStarDugout.com today! Only $79.95 brings you one full year of Total Access Pass and all premium content on LoneStarDugout.com, Scout™ Player and Roster Database (including the 'Hot News' at the top of the site), Breaking News and Information, Total Access to all Scout.com Websites, and Player Pages, detailing the progress and careers of players from high school, the minors, and the pro ranks. Sample the LoneStarDugout.com Total Access Pass™ at no risk for 7 days, then pay only $7.95 or $21.95. If you want to save 2 months off the monthly subscription price, simply choose the annual LoneStarDugout.com Total Access Pass™ at $79.95.
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