Recapping the action this week for the Pittsburgh Pirates players still in Winter ball.
In the Latin American Series, Tito Polo saw his first action on Wednesday, coming in as a pinch-runner in the sixth inning and getting hit in each of his two plate appearances. He scored a run, drove in a run and stole a base in his team's 9-1 win.
Tito Polo and Colombia won the Latin American Series title Saturday night
Edgardo Munoz wasn't on the winning team in the Panama League, but he joined the Indios roster in the Latin American series and saw action off the bench on Wednesday and Thursday. He finished Wednesday's game on defense at shortstop and didn't get an at-bat. He replaced former Pittsburgh Pirates farmhand, Jorge Bishop. On Thursday, Munoz pinch-hit in the eighth inning and stayed in the game at third base. He went 0-for-1 at the plate.
Munoz got the start on Friday afternoon in left field, his third different position in three games. His team won 10-5, thanks in part to h...
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