Winter Leagues

Winter League Recap: Polanco and Marte Have Strong Debuts

Winter League Recap: Polanco and Marte Have Strong Debuts

Catching up on the winter league action over the last two days, as two of the top young players in the system made their winter league debuts this weekend.

**Gregory Polanco made his debut in the Dominican League. On Saturday he went 2-for-4 with a double. On Sunday he went 0-for-2 with a strikeout.

**Starling Marte made his debut in the Dominican League yesterday, going 4-for-5 with a triple and three RBIs.

**Daniel McCutchen gave up four earned runs on six hits in two innings in a start on Saturday. It was his second start of the year in the Dominican league.

**Anderson Hernandez combined to go 3-for-8 with a walk and a stolen base this weekend.

**Jose Diaz pitched a shutout inning on Saturday, striking out one.

**Jovany Lopez pitched 1.2 shutout innings on Sunday, givi...

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