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October 19, 2009 at 12:52 AM

Caribbean Roundup: October 9-18

Each off-season, several Red Sox prospects compete in the Caribbean Winter Leagues, made up of teams from the Dominican Winter League (Liga Dominicana de Béisbol Invernal), Mexican Pacific League (Liga Mexicana del Pacífico), Puerto Rican Professional Baseball League (Liga de Béisbol Profesional de Puerto Rico) and the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League (Liga Venezolana de Béisbol Profesional). The teams in these leagues typically play into late December or early January, with each league sending its top team to the Caribbean Series, this year to be played in a twelve-game, double round-robin format in early February. To follow the Caribbean Winter League Red Sox player stats this off-season, visit our Fall-Winter League page, which is updated on a daily basis. In addition, this is the first in our series of weekly roundups of the Caribbean Winter Leagues - look for coverage to continue every Monday morning into January. This week's Caribbean Roundup covers the period of October 9-18, 2009. Look for expanded coverage when the Colombian Winter League gets underway on October 23 and the Puerto Rican League starts up on November 6. Note that the Colombian Winter League teams do not participate in the Caribbean Series, but we'll cover the league nonetheless, especially considering that newly-signed independent league top prospect Reynaldo Rodriguez is slated to play for Monteria in that league.

Here are how Red Sox prospects fared over the past ten days in the Caribbean:

Venezuelan Professional Baseball League

Jose Alvarez (Caribes de Anzoategui) threw 4.1 scoreless innings over 3 appearances, striking out 2 and allowing just 1 hit.

Felix Doubront (Navegantes del Magallanes) made a start on October 11 against La Guaira, going 2.0 innings allowing four hits and a run while striking out two. He'll be on a 30-inning limit for Magallanes.

Enrique Gonzalez (Tiburones de La Guaira) started October 11 against Margarita, allowing 2 runs on 6 hits, walking 3 in 3.0 innings of work. He made his second start on October 16 against Anzoategui, turning in a sparkling performance in which he went 5.0 innings, allowing just 4 hits and striking out 8.

Leandro Marin (Leones del Caracas) made an appearance out of the bullpen on October 15 against Margarita, recording one out.

Mexican Pacific League

Robert Coello (Algodoneros de Guasave) threw a scoreless inning October 10 against Mochis. He also came on in relief October 14 against Hermosillo, allowing 1 run on 2 hits while striking out 2. He had his best performance of the week, though, on October 16 against Culiacan, throwing 3.1 scoreless innings allowing only 1 hit and striking out 4.

Dominican Winter League

Yamaico Navarro (Tigres del Licey) appeared in each of Licey's first three games, and hit .200/.200/.400 in 10 at-bats. In Licey's October 16 opener against Escogido, Navarro had 2 hits, a steal, and a run batted in.

Mark Wagner (Gigantes del Cibao) made two starts, putting up a .200/.200/.400 line in 5 at-bats. Wagner is expected to see regular time this season for Cibao.

Player of the Week: Enrique Gonzalez, who dominated
Anzoategui in his second start of the week, striking out eight in his five innings of work.