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Most Recent League Moves

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Continuing their efforts to retain key players, the Leones del Escogido have successfully secured the services of catcher Pedro Severino and reliever Alex Colomé within the vibrant scarlet organization.

On the other hand, the Tigres del Licey have secured outfielder and infielder Willi Castro from the Leones del Escogido, completing a trade that involved sending outfielder Ramon Laureano as part of the deal.

Lions Retain Severino and Colome

Severino, culminating his second season with Escogido, showcased his prowess in the Todos Contra Todos 2023-24 round, sporting a .278 average and .819 OPS. This included an impressive stat line of 1 home run, 6 RBIs and 3 runs scored in 6 games.

Outstanding defensive contributions saw Severino thwart 4 of 7 runners attempting to steal in the Todos Contra Todos.

Through 34 regular-season games with the team, he maintained a commendable 28.8 percent thwarted steals rate, while pitchers enjoyed a 2.80 ERA with him behind the plate, according to Winterball Data.

On the other hand, Colomé marked his return to Lidom after the 2015-16 championship with a solid performance, amassing a 2-1 record, a 3.37 ERA, a 1.02 WHIP, 13 strikeouts and limiting opponents to a .191 batting average in 18.0 innings last season.

The 11-year Major League veteran, selected by the Lions in the 2010 draft, displayed a 3.12 ERA during the semifinal stage, posting 8 strikeouts, a WHIP of 1.04 and limiting opponents to a .212 batting average in 8.2 innings.

Severino and Colomé join Erik González, Franchy Cordero, Elier Hernández, Jimmy Cordero, Starling Marte and José Marmolejos among the Leones' free agents who have renewed their commitment to the club.

In accordance with LIDOM's free agent market regulations, Escogido has the right to reserve these players for one year, with a team option for the second year.

Tigers Leave Castro

General Manager Audo Vicente expressed enthusiasm for the acquisition, highlighting Castro's versatility and his ability to contribute in various positions, in perfect harmony with the team's organizational plans.

Castro, selected in the 2016 Rookie Draft as the No. 10 pick in the second round, has showcased his skills in several seasons in the Dominican League.

In contrast, Ramon Laureano, a 29-year-old experienced player with six years of major league experience, proved his prowess during the 2023 season with the Oakland Athletics and Cleveland Rangers.

His impressive stats included 9 home runs, 35 RBIs, 18 doubles and 46 runs scored, posting a .676 OPS in 105 games.

Throughout his Major League career, the native of Santo Domingo has maintained a solid performance, sporting a .245 batting average, a .429 slugging percentage and a .750 OPS, accumulating an outstanding 12.5 Wins Above Replacement (WAR).

Known for his defensive skills, Laureano is adaptable to any position in the outfield.

However, in the Professional Baseball League of the Dominican Republic (LIDOM) Professional Baseball League of the Dominican Republic (LIDOM), he has participated on a limited basis, intervening in only 9 games, including postseason, with his last appearance in the 2021-22 season.

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