Winter Leagues

Winter Leagues: Osuna Has Another Quiet Day at Third; Acuna Picks Up Three Hits

Francisco Acuna is one of the youngest players in all of winter ball. Photo Credit: Wilbur Miller
Winter Leagues: Osuna Has Another Quiet Day at Third; Acuna Picks Up Three Hits
John Dreker

On Thursday night in Venezuela, Jose Osuna played his second game at third base this winter. After having just one play in his hot corner debut on Wednesday, Osuna barely saw more action on Thursday. He handled one grounder cleanly and another batter reached on an infield single to third base. Without seeing that play, it's unknown whether he had a chance to get the runner. So through two games, he officially has two chances in the field. At the plate, Osuna went 0-for-4 with a walk, leaving him 3-for-19, with a double and two walks through five games.

Elvis Escobar went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts. He is now hitting .252/.302/.303 in 35 games.

No word yet on when Elias Diaz could begin to play, but it could be soon. The team hoped he would begin a week after Jose Osuna debuted, whic...

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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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