Winter Leagues

Winter Leagues: Marte Returns to the Lineup; Osuna Has a Busy Day on Defense

Starling Marte missed the last three days due to the flu. Photo Credit: David Hague
Winter Leagues: Marte Returns to the Lineup; Osuna Has a Busy Day on Defense
John Dreker

In the Dominican on Saturday night, Starling Marte returned to the lineup for the first time since he left Tuesday's game after the first inning due to the flu. He went 1-for-4 with two walks and a run scored on Saturday. Marte had just three walks this winter coming into this game. He's now hitting .200/.270/.313 in 22 games.

Anderson Feliz went 2-for-5 with a run scored. He's hitting .278 through 28 games, with six extra-base hits and nine walks.

In Venezuela, Jose Osuna had a busy day finally at third base and passed the test. In the first inning, he started a 5-4-3 double play, the first double play he has been involved in at third base. He caught a pop up two innings later, then fielded another three grounders over the course of the game. Osuna had just ten total chances in his ...

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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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