Oscar Colas of the Chicago White Sox won’t play for the Toros del Este in the Dominican Republic this winter. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)
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Cuban outfielder Oscar Colas will not play with the Toros del Este in the Liga Beisbol Profesional de La Republica Dominicana this winter, electing to focus on his preparation for the 2024 Major League Baseball season.
Francys Romero of BeisbolFr.com reported the news Wednesday afternoon.
Colas, who plays in MLB with the Chicago White Sox, had yet to play for the Toros, who are in third place in the LIDOM with an 8-8 record.
Romero reported that Colas plans to train over the offseason in hopes of making the White Sox’ opening day roster.
In 75 MLB games with Chicago in 2023, Colas hit .216/.257/.314 with five homers and 19 RBI. He defected from Cuba in 2020 after having played three season in Japan’s Nippon Professional Baseball for the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks, mostly appearing for the Hawks’ minor league team. In seven NPB games with Fukuoka in 2019, Colas hit .278/.381/.444 with one home run and two RBI.
The Toros del Este host the Aguilas Cibaenas at 6:30 p.m. EST tonight. All LIDOM games are streamed live on MLB.tv with a paid subscription.