Winter Leagues

Winter Leagues: Polanco Returns With Two Hits

Winter Leagues: Polanco Returns With Two Hits
John Dreker

In the Dominican from Sunday, Gregory Polanco and Starling Marte played their third playoff game for Escogido. Polanco left Saturday's game early after being hit on the knee with a 99 MPH fastball. He returned on Sunday, but he was in the lineup as the designated hitter, while Marte moved from left field to center field. Polanco went 2-for-4 with a run scored and Marte went 1-for-4 with a run scored. Their Escogido team lost 7-5 to drop them to 1-2 in the 18 game round robin tournament.The game included seven ejections and the benches cleared in both the second and the ninth inning.

Gregory Polanco had two hits on Sunday

In Venezuela, Elvis Escobar went 0-for-5 with two strikeouts in his second start of the season. He had two hits on Saturday, including a home run to lead-off the gam...

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Winter Leagues
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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