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December 10, 2012 5:00 am
Notes from around the Caribbean Winter Leagues.
There was all kinds of awesomeness going on in the Dominican Winter League this weekend. And the best part wasn't even 37 year-old Julio Lugo's five-hit game for Escogido. It seems that Randall Delgado and Julio Teheran aren't going to wait until Spring Training to start competing for the #5 starter spot in the Braves' rotation. The 22 year-old Delgado had a solid start for Licey on Saturday, allowing 2 ER in 5 innings with 1 walk and 6 strikeouts. Teheran was better, though, tossing one-hit ball over six scoreless innings with no walks and eight strikeouts on Sunday. Over his last three starts, the 21 year-old has pitched 16.2 scoreless innings with only two hits allowed, 4 walks, and 15 strikeouts. When he does things like that, we're reminded that he was, and probably still is, one of the top pitching prospects in baseball.