December 22, 2012 at 11:01 AM
First baseman Mauro Gomez (pictured), who took home the International League MVP award earlier this year for his performance with the Pawtucket Red Sox, won another Most Valuable honor on Friday, sharing the award in the Liga de Beisbol Profesional de la Republicana Dominicana (Dominican Republic Professional Baseball League) with a former PawSox, Hector Luna.
Gomez played in 49 games for Leones del Escogido (Escogido Lions), hitting .242/.369/.455 with 10 doubles, two triples, eight home runs, 33 runs scored, and 37 RBI in 178 at-bats. He led the league in runs scored and runs batted in, and had two game-winning grand slams.
Red Sox free agent Tony Pena, Jr. was edged out by Daniel Cabrera for the league's pitcher of the year award. He went 5-0 with a 2.28 ERA in 19 appearances out of the bullpen for the Aguilas Cibaenas. In 23 2/3 innings, Pena allowed 17 hits and seven walks while striking out 30 batters.
For up-to-date winter league stats, you can always check out our handy reference page here at SoxProspects.com. The various winter leagues will continue through the Caribbean Series in February.
Photo credit: Mauro Gomez by Kelly O'Connor.