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1/22/2021 : Winter League Recap

Australia :

Josh Tols pitched 1 1/3 shutout innings for Melbourne in their 4-3 victory over Brisbane. Josh allowed no hits and struck out two batters but did walk three.

Former Phillie Drew Anderson ( now with the Texas Rangers ) struck out the side in a scoreless ninth inning to record his fifth save. Melbourne is in first place in the ABL standings with a 12-5 record.

Puerto Rico :

Caguas defeated Mayaguez 4-0 in the first game of the league championship series.

Venezuela :

Caribes will play Lara at 6 PM today in game one of the VZ Winter League Championship.

Former Phillie Signing :

Yacksel Rios has signed a minor league contract with the Tampa Rays. The fireballing RHP who brings the heater in the upper 90’s may become the latest edition of Rays success stories that they add to their bullpen, they have a knack for revitalizing careers of relievers. Yacksel spent last season with the Pirates. I remember the days when he shared a garage as living quarters here in Clearwater with Victor Arano and Miguel Nunez as the three then promising minor leaguers were part of the 2016 Threshers bullpen 😳. Best wishes to Yacksel with the Rays !

Happy Day, Happy Baseball ⚾️

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