NOTE: All players profiled in this column are former Indians. No current Indians are still playing in winter leagues.
CARIBBEAN SERIES – ROUND ROBIN DAY 3
Niuman Romero (3B, Venezuela): 0-2, 2 BB, 1 K – Romero finally started a game in the Serie and reached base twice despite remaining hitless in Mazatlan.
Melky Cabrera (starting RF, Dominican Republic); 2-4, 1 R, 1 2B. 3 RBI, 1 SF – Cabrera continues to be a major factor in the Aguilas’ scoring in this edition of the Caribbean Series, doubling his runs involved in total to eight (out of twenty total) on Tuesday.
Robel Garcia (2B. Dominican Republic): 0-3, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 K – Garcia, much like Romero in the early game, was bolstered by solid plate discipline in his 2021 Serie debut.
Derrick Loop (RP, Mexico): 1.1 IP, perfect – Loop has pitched a combined 2.1 shutout frames in his first two outings of the Serie.
Jose Guadalupe Chavez (PH, Mexico): 0-1, 1 K – Chavez started the bottom of the ninth with a swinging strikeout to make him 0-for-5 following his solid Opening Night performance.
Dominican Republic – 3-0
Panama – 2-1
Puerto Rico – 2-1
Mexico – 1-2
Venezuela – 1-2
Colombia – 0-3
All times PM Eastern. All Games on ESPN Deportes. Second and third games may start later if previous game(s) run long.
Venezuela-Dominican Republic – 12:30
Colombia-Puerto Rico – 5:00
Mexico-Panama – 10:00