The semifinals of the Dominican Professional Winter League start on 26 December and will break on 30 December. The series of 18 round robin games resumes on 2 January. The games will take place in Santo Domingo, Santiago and La Romana stadiums. A second break will come on Friday, 6 January and the third and last on Thursday, 12 January. The league has left the possibility of a tie-breaker taking place on 16 January. The two teams that make it to the finals will then play a best of nine games. The plan is to have a winner of the Dominican championship by 27 January. The team then will travel to Venezuela for the Caribbean Series scheduled for Maracay and Valencia.
Baseball continues, though, with the Dominican team then participating in the much-awaited World Baseball Classic in March.