Monday, January 22, 2007

Willy Mo Pena Working his way out of Winter Slump

Outfielder Wily Mo Pena, who battled injuries during his first season with the Red Sox, is battling through a slump in the Dominican Winter League playoffs for the the Aguilas Cibaenas.
The Major Leaguer is 2-for-6 in his last three games, but is batting .091 (4-for-44) overall with four RBIs and one run scored in 14 postseason games.
Pena was limited to 84 games with Boston in 2006 due to a left wrist injury that required surgery. He was productive when healthy, hitting .301 with 11 homers, 42 RBIs and 36 runs scored.
Here is how the rest of the Red Sox fared in various winter league playoffs:
Venezuela Winter League
RHP Edgar Martinez -- The 25-year-old reliever went 0-3 with a 2.19 ERA in 21 regular-season games for the Pastora de los Llanos, who did not qualify for the playoffs.
LHP Jose Alvarez -- The 17-year-old southpaw did not pitch for the Caribes de Oriente after Nov. 24. He ended the season 0-1 with a 14.09 ERA in nine games, with opponents batting .395 against him.
SS Tony Granadillo -- Granadillo went 1-for-2 with an RBI in four regular-season games with the Tigres de Aragua. He has not appeared in the postseason.
1B Luis Antonio Jimenez -- After a slow start to the playoffs, Jimenez is 5-for-16 with three runs scored and two RBIs in his last five games. Overall, he is batting .256 with one homer, 10 runs scored and five RBIs in 12 postseason games with the Cardenales de Lara.

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