Even though the US got knocked out of the World Baseball Classic Friday, the Twins still have a couple of players making string showings in the WBC.
If you missed his performance last week, Samuel Deduno threw four innings in the Dominican’s win over the US, giving up one run while striking out seven and walking two. One of those walks did come with the bases loaded, but Deduno managed to strike out the side in his final inning of work:
Eddie Rosario has cemented himself as the top infield prospect in the organization, but has been playing in the outfield for Puerto Rico. They defeated Japan on Sunday to earn a berth in the championship game versus the winner of the game between the Netherlands and Dominican Republic.
Here’s Rosario showing his outfield chops in a victory over Venezuela; if his defensive progress at second base retards, it looks like he could be just fine returning to the outfield:
The Dutch and Dominicans square off tonight, with the championship game being played Tuesday night.