Brayan Pena, Esteban German continue to shine in winter ball
The Dominican Winter League slate has reached postseason play, and two Royals players are right in the middle of the action. Royals catcher Brayan Pena padded his regular season stats (.341 average, 8 home runs, 38 RBI) with a two-run walk off home run that gave Gigantes del Cibao a 9-7 win over Azucareros del Este in the round-robin format. Pena has had a December to remember – he hit three home runs on December 7.
Esteban German went 3-for-5 with a RBI for the losing Azucareros squad. The utility player finished the regular season sixth in the circuit with a .344 average. Pena was right behind German with his .341 mark.
Pena will report to Spring Training with the rest of the pitchers and catchers on February 13 — that’s only six and a half weeks away!