11/23 Winter ball update

Austin Bibens-Dirkx gave up two hits over 6 2/3 innings for his fourth win as Zulia beat Caracas, 8-0, in Venezuelan winter League play. Bibens-Dirkx struck out one and walked two in his outing.

Bryan LaHair’s stint in Venezuela is over. The first baseman batted .264 in 24 games with seven home runs, six doubles, and 14 RBIs. He also struck out 29 times. LaHair hit six of his homers in his first seven games with Magallanes. Cubs prospect Rebel Ridling is now playing first base for the team.

Jay Jackson made his first start for Caracas on Nov. 19, and gave up three runs on six hits over three innings. Marwin Gonzalez also is playing for Caracas, and was batting .333 in 23 games with three doubles and 11 RBIs.

In the Dominican, Chris Rusin is 1-2 with a 2.84 ERA in six starts with Leones del Escogido, giving up eight earned runs on 24 hits and eight walks over 25 1/3 innings. He’s struck out 21.

In Mexico, Blake Parker posted a 3.48 ERA in 19 games in relief for Hermosillo, striking out 20 over 20 2/3 innings. He gave up eight runs on 12 hits and four walks, with five of those runs coming in one outing on Nov. 15. He served up runs in three of his 19 appearances.

– Carrie Muskat

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