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January 9, 2017 at 1:00 PM

Fall/Winter League Roundup: Leon debuts, Elias strikes out seven

Here is a recap of the past week's action in Fall and Winter leagues. For the full list of Red Sox prospects participating in these leagues, check out our Fall & Winter Leagues page, which will be updated continuously through the offseason. This week's roundup covers the period of January 2 - January 8.

Dominican Baseball League

The round-robin tournament continued this week, with Roenis Elias (pictured) and Fernando Abad helping the Aguilas jump out to an 8-1 record. Elias started one game, striking out seven and walking four over five innings of one-run ball. Abad did not give up a run in his two appearances, recording four outs while allowing two hits. 

Licey is currently tied for second-place at 3-5, with Hanley Ramirez and Marco Hernandez both getting playing time. Ramirez started every game this week, going 7 for 21 with all of the hits being singles, while Hernandez went 0 for 9 in his three games. 

Venezuelan Professional Baseball League

The only player to see the field this week in the league's playoffs was Sandy Leon, who made his debut on Monday for Aragua as he warms up for the World Baseball Classic. Leon was not effective after his long layoff, going 1 for 14 with a double and two walks as Aragua was swept by Zulia in four games.

Roberto Clemente Professional Baseball League

Santurce is one win away from advancing to the finals, leading its series with Carolina, 3-1. Christian Vazquez has been a key contributor in the series, starting all four games and going 5 for 15 with a double and a walk. Joseph Monge did not record a hit in his two at-bats.

Rusney Castillo and Caguas are tied 2-2 with Mayaguez, with the fifth game coming up on Tuesday. Castillo's week was dragged down by an 0-for-6 performance in the first game of the series, and after four games he is at 4 for 19.

Photo Credit: Roenis Elias by Kelly O'Connor