There wasn't much going on Thursday night in winter ball action, so we have updates here from the last two days. I'll note that the playoffs are going on in Colombia, but Francisco Acuna didn't play in either of his team's first two games. He is still on the active roster.
In Mexico on Thursday, Jerrick Suiter went 0-for-2 with two walks, as his team won 3-0. That put them down 2-1 in the best of seven series.
Carlos Munoz went 1-for-3 with a double and an RBI on a sacrifice fly. It's interesting to note that Munoz is starting at first base over Suiter, who has been the DH. Munoz is a decent first baseman, who catches everything his way, but lacks mobility. Suiter is considered to be the first defensive first baseman for the Pirates. It could just be that Suiter is in more of a Sprin...
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