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Nestor Cortes (Estrellas Orientales)

Winter League Report: Cortes Hitless in Six Innings

Yankees left-handed pitching prospect Nestor Cortes threw six hitless innings to earn his second win for Estrellas Orientales of the Dominican Winter League.  The 22-year old out of Florida allowed just one walk and struck out three batters to lower his season ERA to 1.13.

Tyler Austin played first base for Leones del Escogido and batted eighth.  He went 1-for-4 with a run scored and a double while driving in one run.  Catcher Wilkin Castillo went 0-for-4 with a run scored in the game.

Yankees right-handed pitcher Tyler Jones pitched 2/3 of an inning allowing a run on a base hit and struck out one batter for Tigres del Licey.

Adonis Rosa struggled in his start for Gigantes del Cibao.  The right-hander took the loss allowing three runs on four hits and a walk.  He struck out five batters.

Miguel Andujar was the designated hitter in the game and batted third; he went hitless in three at-bats.  Fellow Yankees prospect Abiatal Avelino went 1-for-3 with a walk while playing third base and hitting seventh for Gigantes.

Outfielder Alexander Palma had a big night in the Venezuelan Winter League.  The left-fielder went 4-for-5 with three runs scored, a double and two RBIs.

In the Arizona Fall League’s Fall Stars Game, Yankees prospects Billy McKinney and Thairo Estrada were held hitless in four at-bats between the two.  Left-handed pitcher Justus Sheffield allowed a run on three hits and a walk in two innings.

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