Caribbean Leagues Recap: 12/18/13

Smokies pitcher Eduardo Figueroa returned to action in Venezuela, infield prospect Jonathan Mota contributed to his team in Puerto Rico, and Frank Batista picked up the win in Dominican play. Here are some notes from yesterday’s action around the Caribbean.

Dominican Republic

Frank Batista, RHP – Batista picked up the win, pitching 1.2 scoreless innings of relief for Cibaenas. He struck out one in his first victory of the winter.


Walter Ibarra, SS – Ibarra was hitless in four at-bats, striking out three times for Mazatlan.

Puerto Rico

Jonathan Mota, 3B – Mota blasted his first homer of the winter, driving in a pair. He finished 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in the Ponce loss.

Rubi Silva, CF – Silva went 1-for-4 with a single and a run scored Wednesday.

Greg Rohan, DH – Rohan finished 1-for-4 with a single for Ponce.


Eduardo Figueroa, RHP – Figueroa returned to action for the first time since Oct. 17, pitching a scoreless eighth inning, striking out one and allowing no hits for La Guaira.

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