Let's take a look around the various winter leagues around baseball, seeing how several Dodgers are doing. But in reality this is an excuse to keep up with Joc Pederson, currently playing for Leones del Escogido in the Dominican League.
The general manager of Escogido is longtime major league outfielder and six-time All-Star Moises Alou. Pederson so far is 6-for-23 (.261) with a double and four RBI in six games, with two walks and 10 strikeouts. Pederson has played all six games in center field, and is starting there again for Escogido on Saturday, batting third.
The off days in the Dominican Republic seem fun.
In case you were wondering what the uniforms for Escogido looked like, here you go (I need to get one of those hats):
Here is a look around the other winter leagues, with all results through Friday.
Jhan Martinez has pitched one game in relief for Toros del Este, pitching one scoreless inning with two strikeouts.
Catcher Alberto Rosario is 2-for-7 (.286) in three games with Estrellas de Oriente.
Second baseman Delvis Morales is on the roster of Aguilas Cibaenas, but has not played. When he joins the team, he will be teammates with Manny Ramirez.
Catcher Webster Rivas is on the roster of Gigantes del Cibao, but hasn't played.
Mexican Pacific League
Lonrenzo Bundy, who will reportedly return as Dodgers third base coach in 2015, is in his 20th year of managing in the Mexican winter league, guiding Mayos de Navajoa.
Juan Castro, who has been with the Dodgers for four years since retiring as a player and was infield coordinator this season, is managing the Aguilas de Mexicali.
Three players who toiled for Dodgers minor league teams in 2014 are with Aguilas. Relief pitcher Anthony Slama has a 3.00 ERA in six games, shorstop Walter Ibarra is 11-for-46 (.239) with a home run in 11 games, and outfielder Brock Peterson is 11-for-47 (.234) with a home run in 12 games.
The Caneros de los Mochis have a trio of younger Dodgers on the roster, with pitchers Juan Noriega (6⅓ scoreless innings with four strikeouts in eight games) and Lenix Osuna (1.50 ERA in six innings, with two strikeouts), and infielder Jesus Arredondo (1-for-12 in nine games). Osuna, who turns 19 in November, is the son of former Dodgers reliever Antonio Osuna.
Josh Ravin, who had a 3.55 ERA in 23 games between Double-A Chattanooga and Triple-A Albuquerque in 2014, is on the roster of Venados de Mazatlan, but hasn't yet pitched. He just arrived in Mexico and was activated Saturday.
Miguel Rojas is playing his first game on Saturday, batting eighth for Tiburones de La Guaira
Everything is ready for another winter ball season so happy to have this chance to play in front of my whole family friends and fans— Miguel Rojas (@MRojasOfficial) October 25, 2014
Rojas joins pitcher Juan Gonzalez (13.50 ERA in four relief appearances, with three strikeouts and two walks) and Jamie Romak on the Tiburones roster, though Romak hasn't yet played.
Infielder Daniel Mayora has hit .241/.349/.333 with two doubles, a home run and five walks in 14 games for Leones de Caracas.
Jeremy Kehrt has a 4.38 ERA in three starts for Aguilas de Zulia, and the 28-year-old has eight strikeouts and two walks in 12⅓ innings.
Catcher Josmar Cordero is 0-for-4 with a strikeout in his two games with Cardeales de Lara, while pitcher Jeff Bennett made just one start, but allowed six runs while recording only one out.
Roberto Clemente League (Puerto Rico)
Play doesn't start in Puerto Rico until Oct. 30, but the one roster that has been released (Criollos de Caguas) includes Dodgers pitchers Jose De Leon and Andrews Santiago, catcher Johnny Monell and shortstop Angel Sanchez. They will be managed by old friend Alex Cora.