Around the Farm: January 9
- Fausto Carmona (SP, Aguilas Cibaenas): 2.1 IP, 4 H, 3 R/ER, 3 BB, 2 K, 0 HR. Yuck. The good news is that Carmona induced five groundball outs. The bad news is he allowed 7 baserunners in 2.1 innings and had trouble finding the zone. So far this winter he has been the same inconsistent Carmona he was during the 2011 season and it leaves little hope that anything has changed for the 2012 season. He has made 4 starts and in 16.0 innings has allowed 10 runs (8 earned), 16 hits, 6 walks, and has 11 strikeouts.
- Eric Berger (RP, Gigantes del Cibao): 0.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K. Berger came in and did his job striking out the one batter he faced. After a nice showing in Venezuela, he has now made two appearances during the DWL playoffs and has thrown 1.1 shutout innings and has not allowed a baserunner.
- Jose Lopez (3B, Caribes de Anzoategui): 1-for-4, RBI. Lopez was in at third base for the first time since last Tuesday. He looks to be fine and has shook off whatever was ailing him and managed to play the whole game.
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