Back in the 2019-20 offseason, Candelario guided Toros del Este to the Dominican Winter League championship. He was named MVP of the league's final postseason series with a .357 batting average and two home runs.
Because of Candelario's performance, Toros del Este advanced to the Caribbean Series. The annual event matches up the best teams from six countries: Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Panama, Dominican Republic, Mexico and Colombia. Although Candelario didn't participate in those games, Toros del Este came out on top for the first time in franchise history.