There’s really no reason to make too much of this, but Josh Satin has left his winter ball team in Venezuela, Leones del Caracas, to return to the United State. After hitting .323 in the minors this year and collecting five hits in 25 major league at bats in September, Satin has hit just .146 in 14 games this winter. The poor performance is likely the reason for his departure, which may be explained by fatigue after a long season; after Spending September in Queens, Satin totaled over 500 at bats this year. You would prefer that this kind of thing be anticipated before he goes to Venezuela, but if fatigue is the reason, better to rectify it late than never. Satin will be in major league camp next spring with a chance to compete for the 25th spot on the roster. For what it’s worth, despite a .146 average, Satin had an OBP of .407, after walking 17 times and striking out 16 times. Two of his six hits were home runs.
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