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Indians prepared to take part in offseason baseball
10/12/2011 3:27 PM ET

With the Arizona Fall League kicking off last week, several players in the Cleveland Indians organization have their sights on honing their skills in winter ball.

Players from all levels of the organization will participate in a variety of winter leagues this offseason. Opening Day for the Venezuelan Winter League will be today, Wednesday, Oct. 12, and the Dominican Winter League will open play on Friday, Oct. 14.

The Arizona Fall League began its 20th season on Oct. 4 and will wrap up play with the annual championship game Nov. 19 at Scottsdale Stadium. The Rising Stars Game is scheduled for Nov. 5 at Surprise Stadium.

Below are organizational players who are playing in the Arizona Fall League and are currently listed on Caribbean winter league rosters and are tentatively scheduled to participate (subject to change). Bolded are players who played for the Indians in 2011.

ARIZONA FALL LEAGUE (started 10/4)
RHP Cory Burns - Phoenix Desert Dogs
RHP Preston Guilmet- Phoenix Desert Dogs
LHP T.J. McFarland- Phoenix Desert Dogs
CA Roberto Perez- Phoenix Desert Dogs
RHP Tyler Sturdevant- Phoenix Desert Dogs
INF Jesus Aguilar- Phoenix Desert Dogs
OF Tim Fedroff - Phoenix Desert Dogs
OF Chad Huffman- Phoenix Desert Dogs

VENEZUELAN WINTER LEAGUE (10/12)
LHP Eric Berger - Bravos de Margarita
RHP Rob Bryson - Bravos de Margarita
RHP Paolo Espino - Tiburones de La Guaira
RHP Jose Flores - Navegantes del Magallanes
RHP Jeanmar Gomez-Tiburones de La Guaira
RHP Hector Rondon - Leones de Caracas
CA Alex Monsalve - Bravos de Margarita
INF Jesus Aguilar - Leones de Caracas
INF Manuel Boscan - Aguilas de Zulia
INF Asdrubal Cabrera - Leones de Caracas
INF Argenis Martinez - Leones de Caracas
INF Karexon Sanchez - Leones de Caracas
INF Luis Valbuena - Cardenales de Lara

DOMINICAN WINTER LEAGUE (10/14)
RHP Fausto Carmona - Aguilas Cibaenas
RHP Luis Encarnacion - Tigres del Licey
RHP Ubaldo Jimenez - Tigres del Licey
LHP Rafael Perez - Gigantes del Cibao
RHP Felix Sterling - Aguilas Cibaenas
CA Moises Montero - Estrellas Orientales
INF Juan Diaz - Estrellas Orientales
INF Ronny Rodriguez - Estrellas Orientales
OF Delvi Cid - Aguilas Cibaenas
OF Jerad Head - Tigres del Licey
OF Luigi Rodriguez - Gigantes del Cibao

PUERTO RICAN WINTER LEAGUE (starts 11/4)
LHP Giovanni Soto - Gigantes de Carolina
CA Roberto Perez - Indios de Mayaguez
OF Shelley Duncan - Indios de Mayaguez

PANAMA WINTER LEAGUE
LHP Francisco Jimenez - Ronners de Chiriqui
RHP Toru Murata - Ronners de Chiriqui
RHP Danny Salazar - Ronners de Chiriqui
RHP Steven Wright - Ronners de Chiriqui

COLUMBIAN WINTER LEAGUE
INF Giovanny Urshela - Cartagena

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