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November 15, 2020

Today, Around The Farm shifts from a weekly look at former Indians in the Mexican Pacific League (LMP) to a daily column chronicling the performances of both current and former Tribe players as the Dominican League (LIDOM) opened its season yesterday. Speaking of the LMP, there is nothing new to report there as the week’s entire slate of action (other than some intrasquads) was wiped out by coronavirus.


NOTE: All players listed in this column are former Indians

Gigantes del Cibao 8, Aguilas Cibaenas 5 (10 innings)

NOTE: All players listed below played for the Aguilas

Melky Cabrera (starting CF): 1-4, 1 RBI – Cabrera, who signed with the New York Mets this past summer but hasn’t played since suiting up for the Pittsburgh Pirates last summer, drove in a run on his first hit of the LIDOM season, an eighth-inning single.

Robel Garcia (2B): 1-3, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB – Garcia, whose 2020 season was spent largely on the waiver wire (claimed by the Cincinnati Reds from the Chicago Cubs on July 26 and claimed by the New York Mets from the Reds exactly three months later), also got an RBI on his lone opening day hit. In his case, it was a second-inning solo shot.

Ronny Rodriguez (3B): 0-4, 1 K – Rodriguez, who is now a free agent after spending 2020 at the Milwaukee Brewers alternate site, was not as successful as his fellow former Indians at the plate.

Tigres del Licey 8, Leones del Escogido 3

Ivan Castillo (Leones del Escogido, 2B): 2-5, 1 RBI, 1 K – Castillo, who now plays in the San Diego Padres organization, had the best Opening Day of any former Tribe farmhand to see a LIDOM field on Sunday.

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