Winter Leagues

Winter Leagues: Polanco Returns In Escogido’s Clincher

Winter Leagues: Polanco Returns In Escogido’s Clincher
John Dreker

In the Dominican on Tuesday night, Gregory Polanco returned to action for the first time in over two weeks. He last played on December 30th, before he left for the United States to attend Pirates mini-camp and MLB's Rookie Career Development Program. Polanco went 0-for-5 in his team's 6-0 victory. He scored once and drove in a run. Polanco was the designated hitter during his first day back. His team used four pitchers to throw a no-hitter and in the process, they clinched a spot in the Dominican League finals.

Gregory Polanco returned to action Tuesday night

In yesterday's Winter League article, I gave a summary of the Starling Marte soap opera going on in the Dominican and ended it by saying I'd have another update today. I was just joking when I said that, but it turns out there w...

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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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