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The Dodgers have sent a lot of guys to play in winter ball following the conclusion of the Arizona Fall League. They are well represented in the Caribbean Winter Leagues and it’s nice to see some guys getting consistent playing time.
Dominican Winter League
Geison Aguasviva has a 7.71 ERA in 2 1/3 innings.
Juan Abreu has thrown 6 2/3 innings, allowed 6 hits, two runs, two earned runs (2.70 ERA), six walks, and struck out five.
Wilkin Castro is 22-for-98 (.224) with a home run and nine walks.
Brian Cavazos-Galvez is 8-for-33 (.242). He’s not doing much down there.
Kelvin De La Cruz (your guess is as good as mine) has thrown 14 1/3 innings, allowed 16 hits, nine runs, seven earned runs (3.91 ERA), six walks, and has struck out 19. He’s a 6’5″ left-hander from the Dominican Republic.
Jose Dominguez was just added to the roster. He’s given up one hit and struck out two in 2/3 of an inning. Still throwing hard despite his suspension.
Tim Federowicz hasn’t played since Nov. 10. Only co...
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