Around the Farm: January 17
Here is the rundown of what Indians players in winter ball did yesterday.
Venezuela Winter League
- Jose Lopez (3B, Caribes de Anzoategui): 0-for-4. After a nice regular season in Venezuela where in 43 games he hit .310/.350/.470 with 5 HR and 24 RBI, Lopez has struggled in the playoffs and in 11 games is hitting just .209/.255/.279 with 1 HR and 8 RBI. It may just be water finding its level, but his recent struggles probably have a lot more to do with the fact he has been nursing a minor injury sustained while running the bases two weeks ago that resulted in him missing a few games and having to DH a few games before returning to the field. Overall it has been a solid showing this offseason for him, and he could become an option in Cleveland if an injury crops up to some of the frontrunners on the bench to make the Indians’ opening day roster.
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