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Veras impresses in Dominincan League

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Dec 18, 2007 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

The Yankees have 17 players on the rosters of winter league teams in the Dominican Republic and Venezuela. They range in importance from Bobby Abreu and Robinson Cano to minor-league prospects like Edgar Soto and Ivan Nova.

A few highlights you may be interested in:

RHP Jose Veras: He has not allowed an earned run in nine relief appearances, striking out 13 batters in 8.2IP (4BB, .138 opp. avg.) with the Leones del Escogido in the Dominican.

INF Alberto Gonzalez: He is batting a team-high .333 (32-for-96) with 15 runs scored, 4 doubles, 2 triples, 2 HR and 11 RBI in 26 games at SS with the Bravos de Margarita in the Venezuelan Winter League.

RHP Jonathan Albaladejo: The newly acquired reliever has appeared in 26 games with the Tiburones de La Guaira in Venezuela, going 2-2 with a 2.22 ERA and converting 4 of 5 save opportunities. He has not allowed an earned run in his last nine outings (7.2 IP, 10 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 3 K) and has surrendered just 3 ER (all in one outing) over his last 21 appearances (17.0 IP, 6 R, 3 ER, 5 BB, 1 2K).

Thanks to Jason Latimer of the Yankees media relations staff for providing the information.

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