Winter Leagues

Winter Leagues: Rodriguez Extends Streak; Suchy Plays in Australian League All-Star Game

Michael Suchy played in the Australian Baseball League All-Star game on Thursday. Photo Credit: Tim Williams
Winter Leagues: Rodriguez Extends Streak; Suchy Plays in Australian League All-Star Game
John Dreker

Tuesday was a slow day of action around winter ball, so we combined the last two days into one article.

Tuesday was more of a news day than action. Starling Marte had his season ended early by the Pittsburgh Pirates due to a hand injury. Jerrick Suiter joined his winter ball team in Mexico, then didn't get into the lineup either of the last two days. He will likely start playing soon. Jose Osuna's game was rained out and then on Wednesday the Pirates shut him down for the winter. Tony Harris, an international scout for the Pirates, was named the All-Star game manager for Team Australia. So on Thursday he got to coach against his own player on the World Team, Michael Suchy (see below for results).

In the limited action from Tuesday, Anderson Feliz went 1-for-4 with a double in the Dom...

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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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