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We’re officially back in the United States after three weeks in the Dominican Republic. Matt was released from the Toros.
Honestly, Matt didn’t get much of chance. He only got 11 at-bats. He went 3-for-11, all DH and most against left-handers. But winter ball especially in the DR and especially with the Toros is all about big league names. Each team can only have 10 imported players on the roster, and the week Matt was released they needed his spot for a pitcher and were also activating Hunter Pence and Yunel Escobar. Matt was the only position player (outside of one of two catchers) of the imported players who doesn’t have big league time. The Toros were struggling to win games (which is all that matters there) so trying a lot of different things.
It also didn’t help that Matt had originally signed a contract for the first half and the Dodgers vetoed that so were lucky to even still get a spot at all. The GM was super nice and said he hopes Matt can come back next year.
At the end of the day, we had a great experience both at the baseball games and at the resort. The resort was beautiful, and the team did everything to accommodate our needs during our stay. Matt got work in for three weeks which was another important thing.
I’m sure I will think of more later. These were just off the top of my head. And I want to do just a post on Casa de Campo later.
We’re super grateful for our time and experience there and hope Matt can go play there again at some point and play a few more games to get into a good groove!
Matt & Jesica Beaty
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"Strive for the impossible because it makes the possible seem effortless." -Matt Beaty