DiNardo locked in at AFL

DiNardo locked in at AFL

Lenny DiNardo has been one the hottest relievers in the Arizona Fall League over the past three weeks. After being roughed up in his first two outings, the 27-year-old left-hander has been nearly unhittable for the Peoria Javelinas.

The former third-round pick collected his first victory on Monday. He worked two innings of hitless relief in the Javelinas' 12-3 victory over Scottsdale. He fanned three and walked one.

The 6-foot-4 lefty fanned two in a perfect inning on Thursday, extending his scoreless innings streak to six. The Miami native has not allowed a run since he was roughed up against the Saguaros on Oct. 13. He is 1-0 with a 2.79 ERA in seven games.

DiNardo was selected to the inaugural Rising Stars Showcase game on Oct. 27, but did not make an appearance.

DiNardo and other Red Sox prospects are currently playing in fall and winter leagues. Here's how they fared this week:

Peoria Javelinas

RHP Barry Hertzler -- The 25-year-old reliever allowed a run on two hits in one inning against Scottsdale on Monday. It was the first earned run Hertzler surrendered since a five-run outing against Mesa on Oct. 17. The 6-foot-2 righty bounced back on Thursday, allowing one walk in a scoreless inning in Peoria's 8-1 victory over Mesa. The Providence, R.I., native is 1-0 with a 5.40 ERA in seven games.

RHP Kyle Jackson -- The 23-year-old earned his third win against Mesa on Oct. 26. The 6-foot-3 righty yielded a run on one hit and three walks while fanning one over two innings. He worked two scoreless frames of relief on Tuesday. Jackson yielded a hit and one walk with one strikeout. He is 3-0 with a 4.76 ERA in seven games this season.

RHP David Pauley -- Pauley made his fourth start of the season on Monday. The 23-year-old surrendered a run on three hits with one strikeout. He did not walk a batter. The 6-foot-2 righty is 0-1 with a 6.00 ERA.

C Dustin Brown -- The 24-year-old is 3-for-11 with a home run and two RBIs and two runs scored in his last three games. Brown's best game of the season came on Monday, when he had two hits in five at-bats, including his first home run, with two runs scored. He is batting .257 with six runs scored and three RBIs in 10 games.

3B Chad Spann -- The 23-year-old's struggles continued after a torrid start to the season. He has one hit in 11 at-bats over a three-game stretch. The former fifth-round pick saw his average fall to .300. Brown has one homer, 10 RBIs and six runs scored in 12 games.

CF Jacoby Ellsbury -- The 23-year-old continued his solid start to the AFL season on Monday. He went 2-for-2 with three runs scored and three walks in the Javelinas' 12-3 victory over Scottsdale. The former first-round pick is hitting .298 with 10 runs scored, two RBIs and four stolen bases in 14 games.

Pastora de los Llanos

RHP Edgar Martinez -- The 25-year-old reliever has allowed one hit over 1 2/3 innings in two games. He went 5-3 with 12 saves in 49 games with the Portland Sea Dogs. Martinez fanned 59 in 69 innings and opponents batted .205 against him in the Eastern League.

Navegantes del Magallanes

RHP David Lee -- The Pittsburgh native is off to a dominant start for the Navegantes. He is 1-0 with three saves and hasn't allowed an earned run in seven games. The 33-year-old has yielded two hits and four walks while striking out five in 6 1/3 innings. Lee played with Round Rock and Albuquerque before completing the season with Pawtucket.

Caribes de Oriente

LHP Jose Alvarez -- The 17-year-old is 0-1 with an 8.44 ERA in six games. He has allowed six runs -- five earned -- on eight hits, including three home runs, in 5 1/3 innings. Alvarez was 2-1 with a 1.61 ERA in 15 games for the Dominican Red Sox.

Leones del Caracas

SS Alejandro Machado -- The 24-year-old is 2-for-6 with two runs scored and an RBI in three games for the Leones. He batted .260 with four home runs, 46 runs scored and 32 RBIs in 116 games for Pawtucket.

Cardenales de Lara

1B Luis Antonio Jimenez -- The 24-year-old is off to a solid start in his first 12 games. The Venezuelan is batting .364 (16-for-44) with one home run, nine RBIs and nine runs scored. His best game of the season came on Oct. 12, when he went 3-for-5 with a home run, three RBIs and two runs scored. Jimenez hit .276 with 17 home runs, 74 runs scored, 70 RBIs and nine stolen bases for Double-A Portland.

Aguilas Cibaenas

RF Brandon Moss -- The former eighth-round pick is 2-for-6 with one home run, one RBI and a run scored in his first two games for the Cibaenas. The 23-year-old had a fine season for the Sea Dogs, batting .285 with 12 homers, 83 RBIs, 76 runs scored and eight stolen bases.

Azucareros del Este

C Sandy Madera -- The 26-year-old went 2-for-2 with a solo homer in his only start of the season on Oct. 20.

West Oahu CaneFires

LHP Ryan Phillips -- Phillips has not appeared in a Hawaii Winter League game since his Oct. 10 start against Waikiki. The 22-year-old tossed four hitless innings in his first two starts, striking seven and walking two.

C John Otness -- On Oct. 24, the 25-year-old went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and an RBI. On Oct. 27, he went 2-for-4 with two doubles, two RBIs and two runs scored. Otness is batting .293 with nine runs scored and seven RBIs in 13 games.

LF Jeff Corsaletti -- The 23-year-old is 3-for-25 over his last seven games, and is batting .111 on the season. He has eight runs scored and six RBIs in 13 games. The former sixth-round pick's best game of the season came on Oct. 24, when he went 2-for-4 with four RBIs and a run scored.

Chip Haunss is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.