Rio Gómez and Félix Stevens will play in the Caribbean this winter. (+Winter League News)

The Estrellas Orientales of the Dominican Winter League recently announced the acquisition of reliever Río Gómez, the son of the late journalist Pedro Gómez. The Red Sox farmhand pitched with team this year at Portland (AA) and Worcester (AAA) compiling a 2-5 record and a 4.95 ERA in 26 appearance.

Due to an undisclosed injury Rangel Ravelo will not play Winterball this season with the Águilas Cibaeñas of the LIDOM. The team will seek to replace the slugger with another available hitter in the near future.

In Puerto Rico the Gigantes de Carolina will bring in power-hitting Cubs prospect Félix Stevens. The nephew of ex-big leaguer Bárbaro Cañizares hit 27 longballs this season in between South Bend (A) and Myrtle Beach (A+). He also slashed .263/.345/.529/.874.

In Venezuela the Cardenales de Lara today announced the signing of Yoel Yanqui. The ex-Reds prospect hit .232 with a homerun and eight runs batted in last season with Magallanes in 20 games. Yanqui has also seen winter league action in the Dominican League with El Escogido(2019) and Licey (2020).

Cubans in the Winter Leagues this season:

LIDOM:

Yunesky Maya RHP (Águilas)

Yadiel Hernández OF (Águilas)

César Prieto IF (Águilas)

Ariel Miranda LHP (Águilas)

Dairon Blanco OF (Estrellas)

Yasiel Puig OF (Estrellas)

Roel Santos OF (Estrellas)

José Barrero IF-OF (Estrellas)

Julio Robaina LHP (Estrellas)

Río Gómez LHP (Estrellas)*

Raúl Valdés LHP (Toros)

Darién Núñez LHP (Toros)

Julio Pablo Martínez OF (Toros)

Oscar Luis Colás IF-OF (Toros)

Henry Urrutia 1B-DH (Gigantes)

Liga ARCO Mexicana del Pacífico:

Yasmany Tomás 1B-DH (Los Mochis)

Dany Oramas OF (Los Mochis)***

Daysbel Hernández RHP (Los Mochis)***

Albert Lara IF-OF (Navojoa)

Dariel Álvarez OF (Culiacán)

Miguel Romero RHP (Culiacán)

Peter O’Brien OF-1B (Culiacán) *

Félix Pérez OF-1B (Jalisco)

Yoennis Yera LHP (Jalisco)

Lázaro Blanco RHP (Mazatlán)

Yurisbel Gracial IF-OF (Mazatlán)***

Yoelkis Guibert OF (Guasave)

Yadir Drake OF-1B (Guasave)

JC Escarra C,OF,1B (Guasave)* (**)

Yoanys Quiala RHP (Monterrey)

Odrisamer Despaigne RHP ( Ciudad Obregón)

Elían Leyva RHP (Hermosillo)

LBPRC:

Pedro Echemendia RHP (Ponce)

JC Escarra C,IF,OF (Ponce)*(**)

Lázaro Estrada RHP (Santurce)

Orlando Martínez OF (Santurce)

Félix Stevens IF (Carolina)

LVBP:

Edgar Escobar RHP (Caribes)

Yoel Yanqui IF (Lara)

LBPN:

Lorenzo Quintana C (Tigres de Chinandega)

Rubi Silva IF-OF (Tigres de Chinandega)

Dayán García INF (Tigres de Chinandega)

José Ramón Rodríguez (Tigres de Chinandega)

Alay Lago INF (Tren del Norte)

Yoanner Negrín RHP (Leones de León)

Robert Roilan Portuondo RHP (Gigantes de Rivas)

*Cuban-American

** Will play with Guasave until November, after November will join Ponce.

*** invited to preseason camp

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