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November 15, 2011 at 2:08 PM

Alex Liddi needs rest after being dumped by winter ball teams in Venezuela and now the Domincan Republic

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Alex Liddi was originally supposed to be heading home to Italy after being dropped last week by his winter ball team in Venezuela. But he headed to the Dominican Republic instead and caught on with the Leones del Escogido.
We found out that news this afternoon and tweeted it. Less than an hour later, we found out that Liddi was released today after just three games in which he committed four errors and went 0-for-7 with three strikeouts.
A short time ago, Liddi’s team confirmed the dismissal on its own Twitter account.


End of the road for Liddi? Hardly. He’s got to be worn out after a long minor league season in which he made big strides and then a major league debut with the Mariners.
There’s no point having him continue to play now if he isn’t able to compete at a professional level. Best to have him head home, then come back to spring training fresh and ready to go.
Which was supposed to be the plan in the first place after he left Venezuela. Not sure what changed, but the team had best stick to it this time, lest Liddi get cut from the Australian League as well (which would undoubtedly shatter some type of international record).
In better news, Carlos Peguero continues to lead the Dominican winter league in hitting with seven home runs, seven doubles and a .732 slugging percentage.
Erasmo Ramirez also performed very well in a six-start Venezuelan Winter League stint, going 2-1 with a 1.48 ERA in six starts. He has now been shut down, having reached his workload maximum for the winter.

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