Cleveland announced on Wednesday that a handful of its big leaguers would be joining a solid sampling of farmhands for winter ball. The Tribe has players lined up to take part in the Arizona Fall League (currently underway), as well as the Winter Leagues in Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Panana, Colombia and the Dominican Republic.
Here is a look at this winter's participants by league (Major Leaguers in italics):
Arizona Fall League: Pitchers Cory Burns, Preston Guilmet, T.J. McFarland and Tyler Sturdvent; catcher Roberto Perez; infielder Jesus Aguilar; and outfielders Tim Fedroff and Chad Huffman.
Venezuelan Winter League: Pitchers Eric Berger, Rob Bryson, Paolo Espino, Jose Flores, Jeanmar Gomez and Hector Rondon; infielders Jesus Aguilar, Manuel Boscan, Asdrubal Cabrera, Argenis Martinez, Karexon Sanchez and Luis Valbuena; and catcher Alex Monsalve.
Dominican Winter League: Pitchers Fausto Carmona, Luis Encarnacion, Ubaldo Jimenez, Rafael Perez and Felix Sterling; infielders Juan Diaz and Ronny Rodriguez; outfielders Delvi Cruz, Jerad Head and Luigi Rodriguez; and catcher Moises Montero.
Puerto Rican Winter League: Pitcher Giovanni Soto and catcher Roberto Perez.
Panana Winter League: Pitchers Francisco Jimenez, Toru Murata, Danny Salazar and Steven Wright.
Colombian Winter League: Infielder Giovanny Urshela.