RICHMOND, Va. – The MLB season is right around the corner, with pitchers and catchers set to join their organizations in the next few weeks. The majority of players are enjoying their final weeks of rest, with the season lasting from April to the month of October.

One former VCU baseball standout is the exception to the rule, as Sergio Miranda is suiting up for Puerto Rico at the 2012 Caribbean Series in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.  

Miranda, a member of the Milwaukee Brewers organization, has played and started at second base for Puerto Rico in three of four games. Miranda is batting .273 (3-for-11), which is tied for seventh best among all players at the Caribbean Series.

Puerto Rico, which is currently 1-3, has two games remaining on the schedule. Puerto Rico is scheduled to play Mexico (2-2) today at 2 p.m., before closing out play against undefeated Dominican Republic (4-0) on Tuesday at 6 p.m.  Both games can be seen on ESPN3.com

Miranda, a two time CAA Defensive Player of the Year (2006 & 2007), was originally drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the 13th round of the MLB amateur draft, before being traded to the Milwaukee Brewers in 2009. Miranda spent the 2011 season in Double A, playing for the Huntsville Stars of the Southern League.