While the weather is getting more and more uncomfortable these days, Winter League Baseball is about to get underway. The Arizona Fall League, the Venezuelan Winter League and the Mexican Pacific League held their opening days this week. The Dominican and Puerto Rican Winter Leagues will follow on October 22.
Europe wise the rosters in Venezuela are highlighted by Italian third baseman Alex Liddi of the Seattle Mariners this year. He is playing for Cardenales de Lara and went 2-for-8 with two doubles, two runs and two RBI in his first two games. Also on the rosters in Venezuela are Lino Connell (Nettuno), Italian Series MVP Marco Yepez (Parma), Carlos Duran (San Marino), Yulman Ribeiro (Bologna), Washington National Roger Bernadina, Luis Landaeta, Jeff Farnsworth (Nettuno) and Victor Moreno (Bologna) among others.