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TigsTown MLN: Wilkin Making Strides
Liga de Beisbol Dominicano Performances have been very hit or miss in the more advanced Dominican Winter League, as right-hander, and rotation hopeful, Alfredo Figaro has struggled since starting to take the mound for Estrellas. After getting touched up for five runs in just 1 2/3 innings in his first start, Figaro came back and gave up four runs on four hits and four walks in three innings in his next start. After generating plenty of buzz with a strong minor league season and some promise at the big league level, Figaro will have to get things on track if he has a chance to make the Tigers' Opening Day roster. The struggles have continued for two Tiger representatives seeing action with Escogido, as both Brennan Boesch and Alex Avila have fallen on hard times in their first taste of baseball outside the US. Avila was only 1-for-9 this week with a walk and two strikeouts, as his season line dips to .149/.226/.170. It's been a long and grueling first full professional season...
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