Winter league action has slowed down, at least for news concerning the Pittsburgh Pirates, so we have results from the last four days here.
In Colombia, shortstop Francisco Acuna saw his first action in the playoffs, coming off the bench to go 0-for-2 in a one-sided loss. Acuna lost his starting spot when the regular season ended and his team was able to add reinforcements for the playoffs. One of the players added to his roster was Harold Ramirez.
The only player to see action on Monday was Anderson Feliz, who went 1-for-3 with a single before leaving for a pinch-hitter.
Francisco Acuna got his first playoff start and went 0-or-3 with a walk, while handling nine chances in the field cleanly.
In Venezuela, Engelb Vielma went 1-for-4 with an RBI single, as his t...
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