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Around the Farm: January 23, 2013

Around the Farm: January 23, 2013
January 24, 2013
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Around the Farm (ATF) takes a quick look at some of the daily performances by Indians prospects. This is a special fall and winter ball version of ATF that recaps all the offseason action by Indians players in the Caribbean Leagues.  The positions listed below are where the player was playing in the game.

Here is the rundown of what Indians players in winter ball did yesterday. The Australian Baseball League was off on Wednesday.

Venezuelan Winter League

  • Ezequiel Carrera (LF, Navegantes del Magallanes): 1-for-3. Carrera has seen his numbers take a bit of a hit as of late as the left-handed hitting outfielder has now gone 47-for-175 (.269) in 47 games. He did manage to get one hit on Wednesday, however, and Navegantes del Magallanes now leads the Venezuelan League Championship Series 1-0.
  • Carlos Zambrano (SP, Navegantes del Magallanes): 5 IP, 4 H, 2 R/ER, 1 BB, 4 K. Many have suggested that Jair Jurrjens could possibly be someone that the Indians should take a flyer on, but don’t overlook Zambrano. He’s pitched well this winter (3.90 ERA in VWL regular season, 3.23 ERA in postseason), and it seems as if he could be an ideal potential minor league signing for the Indians to explore. He’s certainly not the same old Big Z that he used to be, but the Indians lose nothing by offering him a minor league deal.

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User Comments

January 25, 2013 - 8:35 AM EST
jurrjens signed a ML deal with the Orioles last night for 1.5M and up to 4M with incentives.
January 25, 2013 - 7:38 AM EST
Jair jurrjens and zambrano should both be invited, out of kazmir , zambrano and jurrjens one of them should prove worthy of a 4th or 5th spot. Zambrano and jurrjens had success in NL. I think kazmir and jurrjens should have something in the tank. And zambrano could be like pavano, prove he has more left in the tank then assumed.

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