The Dominican League had off on the weekend from regular games, so they could hold their All-Star game on Sunday. Mel Rojas Jr. was the only representative from the Pirates. He went 0-for-3 and played the entire game in left field. He is hitting .234/.331/.458 in 31 games.
There wasn't much going on Sunday in winter ball, so we take a look at Luis Heredia's winter. He pitched for the first time in two weeks on Sunday night and had a successful relief appearances, throwing an efficient two shutout innings. Heredia has been up and down this winter, looking good at times and struggling to find the strike zone in other games. On Sunday, he gave up a single, didn't walk anyone, and struck out two batters. He needed just 24 pitches, with 19 going for strikes. I haven't found anything explaini...
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