Winter Leagues

Winter Leagues: Osuna Breaks Boscan’s Shutout Streak With Home Run

Osuna hit his eighth homer of the winter (Photo Credit: Tim Williams)
Winter Leagues: Osuna Breaks Boscan’s Shutout Streak With Home Run
John Dreker

The Pirates added 1B/3B Jason Rogers to their roster on Thursday, acquiring him from the Brewers in a trade. He has been playing for Tigres del Licey this winter, where he is hitting .272/.316/.388 in 38 games. Rogers has six doubles, a triple and three homers. He has been on base in each of his last ten games, which seems like a good stretch, yet his OBP actually dropped during that time.

In Venezuela, Jose Osuna continues to play on while he appeals his suspension and Wilfredo Boscan wished that he just accepted his punishment. Boscan came into Thursday with 18.2 shutout innings over his last three starts. That streak was quickly ended with Osuna batting with two outs in the first inning. He connected on his eighth homer of the winter(see video below). Boscan ended up allowing three r...

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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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