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Winter Leagues: Alen Hanson Makes Dominican League Debut

Winter Leagues: Alen Hanson Makes Dominican League Debut
John Dreker

In the Dominican League from Thursday night, Alen Hanson made his debut as a pinch-runner in the ninth inning and scored a run. Hanson played in the Arizona Fall League this year, but wasn't allowed to play Winter ball until this week due to the Extreme Fatigue rule. Any players that has too many at-bats during the regular season(or too many innings/appearances for pitchers) isn't allowed to play Winter ball until December 1st and then they can only play after that date with their team's permission. Hanson is on the same Toros del Este team he played for last Winter.

Alen Hanson played eight games last year in the Dominican

Felix Pie went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts. He started off strong, but is just 1-for-13 with seven strikeouts in his last four games.

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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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