Winter Leagues

Winter Leagues: Garcia Returns From Injury, Strong Outing For Heredia

Garcia got hurt on Opening Day (Photo Credit: David Hague)
Winter Leagues: Garcia Returns From Injury, Strong Outing For Heredia
John Dreker

In the Dominican on Tuesday night, Alen Hanson picked up his second base hit, though he continued his slow start very early in the winter season. He is now 2-for-15 with two singles.

Willy Garcia returned from an injury(see video below) and batted lead-off, playing center field. He went 1-for-4 with a single and a strikeout.

Mel Rojas Jr. went 2-for-4 with a double. Through three games, he is 5-for-13 with a home run.

Gustavo Nunez went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.

Wilkin Castillo went 0-for-2 with a walk.

In Venezuela, Junior Sosa and Jose Osuna both started in the outfield for Bravos de Margarita. Osuna was in left field and went 1-for-3 with a walk and run scored. It's his first run of the winter and also his first walk. He's hitting .290 through nine games and has picked...

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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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