Around the Farm: January 18
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. Ouch. Lopez has now gone hitless in 3 straight games and is currently in an 0-for-14 stretch at the plate. With play in Venezuela wrapping up this weekend, he is not finishing up very strong as he is hitting just .191 in 12 playoff games, which is a far cry from how well he did in 43 games during Venezuela’s regular season when he hit .310 and was very productive at the plate. Because of his right-handed bat, versatility and Major League experience he has a decent chance to make the Indians opening day roster as a player off the bench, but if he is to make the team he is going to need to play extremely well this spring for the Indians and benefit from a few injuries as well.
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