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January 4, 2016 at 6:53 PM

Fall/Winter League Roundup: Playoffs underway in Dominican, Venezuelan Leagues

This week's roundup covers play from the period of December 28-January 3. For the full list of Red Sox prospects participating in offseason action, check out our Fall and Winter Leagues page, which will be updated continuously through the end of the offseason.

Dominican Professional Baseball League

In the midst of the playoffs, a few Red Sox minor leaguers have found success. In the first two games of the week for Oriente, Aneury Tavarez was a defensive sub then a pinch-hitter. He singled in his pinch-hitting appearance, earning himself a few starts. He was the DH for the next two games, going 1 for 4 with a walk overall. He played left field on Sunday and came up big, going 2 for 5 with a  triple, a home run, two RBI, and one run scored. Marco Hernandez also had a big week by going 4 for 6 with three walks and two runs. He did not play in the team's final two games of the week, however. Romon Mendez made three appearances and went 3 2/3 innings while allowing five hits, four runs (one earned), one walk, and two strikeouts.

Venezuelan Professional Baseball League

Sandy Leon was the lone member of the Red Sox to play this past week in the Venezuelan League. Overall, he went 5 for 16 with a triple, two RBI, and a walk. In the playoffs so far, he is 3 for 6 with a walk.
Roberto Clemente Professional Baseball League (Puerto Rico)

The regular season is coming to a close for the Puerto Rican League. This past week, Henry Ramos went 3 for 13 with a home run, three runs, an RBI, and a walk. Bryce Brentz and Christian Vazquez each went 2 for 10. Brentz doubled and also walked, while Vazquez drew a pair of walks. Jeremy Rivera appeared as a defensive substitution.

According to WEEI's Rob Bradford, Rusney Castillo (pictured) is expected to make his winter ball debut today for Caguas.

Mexican Pacific League

Ali Solis was 0 for 3 in the lone game of the week for him.

Photo Credit: Rusney Castillo by Kelly O'Connor