In the Dominican on Tuesday night, Gregory Polanco went 2-for-4 with an RBI in his team's 3-2 win. He is now hitting .326, with 22 RBIs in 89 at-bats. Polanco has been on base in 23 of his 24 games this season. He also picked up an outfield assist.
Also for Escogido, Starling Marte has received permission from the Pirates to player Winter ball. He will play alongside Polanco in the Leones outfield. Marte will likely join the team late next week.
Oscar Tejeda went 1-for-4 with two RBIs. He is hitting .286 in 42 RBI's.
In Venezuela, Andrew Lambo made his Winter debut with the Cardenales de Lara team. He went 0-for-3 with a walk and two strikeouts in his team's 5-4 win.
In Puerto Rico, Jerry Sands went 1-for-2 with a single, walk and strikeout. Sands was also thrown out stealing. He was pinch-hit for in the ninth inning with the game out of hand.
Ivan De Jesus Jr went 2-for-3 with a walk, run scored and RBI. He is hitting .340 in 47 at-bats, with 11 walks and an .848 OPS.
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.