STAFF REPORT, World Baseball Network Dec. 12, 2022

How’s the winter been for Albert Abreu? 

Not great, if you’re looking at wins and losses. The 6-2, 190-pounder is 0-2 in three starts with Licey this winter, throwing eight innings with a 4.50 ERA.

But last night, Abreu put in a good performance. The 26-year-old New York Yankees righthander scattered five hits across four innings pitched, allowing one earned run on a solo homer and striking out two for Tigres de Licey in LIDOM action against Gigantes del Cibao Monday night. In spite of all of that, he took the loss.

Abreu, 27, has had a transitory early major league career. He made his major league debut with the Yankees in 2020, split 2021 between the Bronx and Class AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. This past season, Abreu was traded to Texas on April 2 in a deal that sent Jose Trevino to the Bronx. The Rangers then flipped him to Kansas City for a minor-leaguer two months and one day later.

Abreu’s teammate, Mets prospect and shortstop Ronny Mauricio, went 1-for-4, as Gigantes del Cibao nabbed the victory 3-0.

Mauricio, who spent last season at Class AA Binghamton, is batting .296 with five home runs and 31 RBI in 44 games this winter.

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