Olt left the game after being hit by a pitch
Tigres del Licey slugger Mike Olt reached base twice in three plate appearances on Saturday, but he was forced to leave the game after being hit on the head with a pitch. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's winterball action in the Texas Rangers' system.
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First baseman Chris McGuiness, the only Rangers prospect in this year’s Arizona Fall League Rising Stars Game, entered as a defensive replacement in the bottom of the fifth inning. He went hitless in two at-bats, flying out twice.
Dominican Winter League
Licey centerfielder Leonys Martin batted leadoff and went 3-for-4 with a walk, raising his winterball batting average to .261. First baseman Mike Olt (1/2, HBP) and left fielder Engel Beltre (1/3, BB) also reached base multiple times.
Olt was lifted in the fifth inning after being hit on the helmet with a pitch. He’s expected to miss a few days but is reportedly okay.
Playing third base once again for Cibao, leadoff man Leury Garcia was hitless in four at-bats. He also committed his fifth error of the winterball campaign.
Leones del Escogido right-handed reliever Carlos Pimentel retired all four batters he faced, striking out three of them.
Venezuelan Winter League
La Guaira reliever Joe Ortiz surrendered a run in two-thirds of an inning, raising his earned-run average to 3.86. He gave up a single and plunked a batter.
Liga Paralela (Venezuela Minor League)
No Rangers appeared in Liga Paralela on Saturday.
Mexican Pacific League
Hot-hitting Guasave catcher Jose Felix continued to show some pop by going 2-for-4 with a double––his third––and three runs batted in.
Mazatlan right fielder Joey Butler saw his batting average fall to .209 after he went without a hit in four trips.
Puerto Rican Winter League
Begins November 8.
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