December 26, 2008 7:23 AM
Rockies winter ball update
* Left-hander Franklin Morales, pitching for Caracas in his native Venezuela this winter, not only has won his past three starts, but he allowed one run in 18 2/3 innings, striking out 17 and walking four. He is 4-3 with a 2.72 ERA.
* Right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez, who joined Licey for the playoff push in his native Dominican Republic, allowed five runs in five innings his first three appearances, including one start. Right-hander Juan Morillo, working in relief in the Dominican, has allowed one run while striking out 10 and walking four in 10 1/3 innings his past 10 appearances.
* Outfielder Ryan Spilborghs is 8-for-44 with 13 strikeouts in his first 12 games with Obregon in the Mexican Pacific League. ... Catcher Yorvit Torrealba is hitting .299 for Magarita in his native Venezuela, including .345 in his last 10 games.