A few winter ball assignments have trickled in: IF Walt Ibarra, UTIL Ronnie Mustelier, and OF Jose Figueroa will all play in Mexico while IF Ali Castillo, UTIL Jose Pirela, and LHP Vidal Nuno will play in Venezuela. OF Zoilo Almonte is already confirmed for the Dominican Republic as well. Leagues in Mexico, Venezuela, and the Dominican Republic open this weekend while Opening Day in Puerto Rico is still a month away. These aren’t the only winter ball assignments, there will be plenty more.
AzFL Scottsdale (4-3 loss to Phoenix) season started on Wednesday
3B David Adams: 1-3, 1 2B, 1 BB — still playing the hot corner I see
DH Slade Heathcott: 0-3, 1 BB, 1 K
C Austin Romine: 1-3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 K — hoping he has a huge few weeks out here
RHP Dellin Betances: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 3/0 GB/FB — only 13 of 28 pitches were strikes (46%) … this was his first outing since late-August due to shoulder tendinitis, and Keith Law says he was 89-93 with two pitches to the backstop … I wouldn’t read much into him coming out of the bullpen, lots of pitchers for only so many innings out here and they have to be flexible