The four Caribbean winter leagues saw their regular seasons come to an end on Sunday, marking the end of the line for some of the Dodgers and Isotopes players.
Among the teams that did not qualify were Licey (Dominican), which featured Hanley Ramirez and Brian Cavazos-Galvez; Los Mochis (Mexico), with infielder Jesus Arredondo and reliever Juan Noriega; Navojoa (Mexico), which is managed by the Isotopes' Lorenzo Bundy; Manati (Puerto Rico), with reliever Hector Correa; and Ponce (Puerto Rico), with outfielder Jonathan Garcia and shortstop Jesmuel Valentin.
La Guaira (Venezuela) did not qualify, either, but third baseman C.J. Retherford has already switched teams, joining Lara for the postseason.
Retherford hit .288/.367/.455 with eight home runs and 35 RBI for La Guaira, following up on a strong season with Double-A Chattanooga and Single-A Rancho Cucamonga (.311/.366/.546, 23 HR, 92 RBI).
Cavazos-Galvez hit .242 (8-for-33) with three RBI in limited action for Licey. Ramirez batted .277/.355/.422 with three home runs and 16 RBI.
Noriega, who split last season with Rancho Cucamonga and Single-A Great Lakes, went 2-3 with a 4.23 ERA and one save in 31 games for Los Mochis. Arredondo, who spent 2012 with Great Lakes, hit .229/.333/.271.
Correa signed with the Dodgers as a minor-league free agent this offseason. He tossed two scoreless innings for Manati.
Garcia struggled with Ponce, hitting .143 (6-for-42) with 14 strikeouts. Valentin played sparingly, batting .250 (3-for-12) with six runs scored.
As for the rest, Isotopes utility infielder Elian Herrera hit .255 with 13 RBI for Cibaenas (32-18), the regular-season Dominican champions. Chattanooga infielder Rafael Ynoa joined the club late in the year, batting .214 (6-for-28) with one home run and six RBI.
Catcher Wilkin Castillo, another free-agent signee, hit .246/.302/.314 with a home run and 12 RBI for Escogido, which made the Dominican playoffs despite a 23-28 record.
Dodgers infielder Luis Cruz joined Mexican champion Culiacan (43-23) late in the year and hit just .173 (13-for-75) with 13 strikeouts.
Isotopes shortstop Ozzie Martinez hit .293 (36-for-123) with six RBI for Carolina (19-21), which made the Puerto Rican playoffs despite a losing record.
Mayaguez (23-17), the regular-season runner-up in Puerto Rico, featured a slew of Dodgers farmhands. Outfielder Yasiel Puig (.232/.308/.333) struggled and missed time with a knee injury. The former Cuban defector hit one home run, drove in nine runs and finished with seven walks and 19 strikeouts.
Rancho Cucamonga right-hander Freddie Cabrera was 2-0 with a 3.70 ERA in 15 games (two starts), while Chattanooga lefty Aaron Miller made three starts, posting a 4.15 ERA over 8.2 innings.
Follow all of the Caribbean playoffs here as teams jockey for position to represent their country in the Caribbean Series in early February.