Winter Leagues Recap: Marte Reaches Base Three Times

In Winter League action last night from the Dominican, Starling Marte went 2-for-3, with an RBI, a run scored and a walk. It was his first walk in ten games, after drawing 11 in his first 17 games.

Anderson Hernandez went 2-for-4, with a double and an RBI. The double was the ninth of the season for Hernandez, who has now raised his average to .292 after 40 games.

Felix Pie and Alex Valdez, batting 1-2 in the Estrellas de Oriente lineup, both went 0-for-3 yesterday.

In Mexico, Ali Solis went 1-for-3, with a walk and a run scored.

In Venezuela, Elevys Gonzalez flew out in his only AB, a pinch-hitting appearance in the ninth inning. He finished the game defensively at second base. It was his first game in 12 days and just his seventh overall on the VWL season. Gonzalez is 1-for-4, with two walks this year. Updated: Gonzalez was lost in today’s Rule V Draft.

Ramon Cabrera was traded to the Detroit Tigers yesterday. He finished with a .234/.308/.362 line in 20 games, before being dealt for LHP Andy Oliver.

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John Dreker

John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.

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