Winter Leagues

Jose Osuna Talks About His Winter Schedule, Including Expected Playing Time at Third Base

Jose Osuna could begin winter ball as early as next Wednesday. Photo Credit: David Hague
Jose Osuna Talks About His Winter Schedule, Including Expected Playing Time at Third Base
John Dreker

Before Wednesday night's Bravos de Margarita game in the Venezuelan winter league, Jose Osuna met with the local press and discussed his winter plans. Wednesday was the first day he worked out with his team this off-season. He told the local media that he feels he could be game ready within the next 7-10 days.

Osuna laid out his plans for playing time, including defense and how long he expects to play. He said that he will likely play third base four days a week, followed by splitting the rest of his time between the outfield and first base. Osuna also noted that the Pirates are allowing him to play for four weeks only, although he will ask to play in the playoffs if Margarita gets a playoff spot.

That seems like a short time, but as of today, there are only 50 days left in the regul...

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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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