Minnesota Twins: Winter League Recap
Three members of the Twins’ organization played in Puerto Rico: Kennys Vargas (1B) and Dereck Rodriguez (P) and Juan Centeno (C).
Vargas was excellent in the regular season with a .915 OPS but in the Caribbean Series for Puerto Rico, he had just two hits in 22 ABs. Centeno slashed .190/329/.259 over 23 games.
Just one Twins’ prospect played in Mexico this winter: Reynaldo Rodriguez (OF). He had an .839 OPS over 46 games.
Brisbane won the ABL title, Santurce the PWL, Venados de Mazatlán the LMP, Tigres de Aragua the LVBP, Leones del Escogido the LIDOM. The Venados de Mazatlán, representing Mexico, won the Caribbean Series.
Now that the Winter Leagues are over, a few Twins will participate in the WBC qualifiers. “Wade and Whitefield will be joined by fellow Twins James Beresford, Sam Gibbons and Todd van Steensel on Australia’s squad. Rowan Ebersohn and Callan Pierce will join South Africa’s team.” Aside from that, the next baseball that Twins players will play will be Spring Training.