Winter Leagues Recap: Updates on Newest Pirates

With the trade between the Red Sox and Pirates completed, it adds two more names to the Winter League mix. Both Ivan DeJesus and Stolmy Pimentel came over to the Pirates yesterday from the Red Sox as part of the return for Joel Hanrahan and Brock Holt. They have also both played Winter ball this year, although it looks like Pimentel is done for the season. Ivan DeJesus played last night and his first game while as a member of the...

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Pirates Trade Joel Hanrahan and Brock Holt to the Red Sox

After¬†hearing on Sunday that there will be no news on the Pirates and Red Sox deal for Joel Hanrahan until after Christmas, we hear news this afternoon from Peter Gammons on Twitter that the deal is done. No details as of yet, but if he is saying the deal is done, I’d expect them shortly. -JD They were right. The Hanrahan deal was finished after Christmas, as in done today, Boxing Day — Peter Gammons (@pgammo) December 26,...

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Winter Leagues Recap: News and Notes

In an abbreviated schedule from last night, Darren Ford made his return to Winter ball in Venezuela. He left Leones de Caracas after the team’s game on November 19th to return home to spend time with family and his return to the VWL wasn’t certain at the time. Ford went 1-for-4 last night, with a walk and run scored. Through 32 games, he has a .281/.358/.378 line. Ryan Reid pitched a scoreless inning last night, allowing a...

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Joel Hanrahan News: Sunday

The Joel Hanrahan deal to the Red Sox¬†still hasn’t been completed and it may not be done for a few days at least. After a night of suspense that ended with no new confirmed details after 5PM, we have word from Jon Heyman that there are still discussions going on about the final player or two, and the Pirates and Red Sox might not get a deal done until after Christmas. Boston reliever Mark Melancon is still a strong possibility...

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Winter Leagues Recap: Johnson Pitches Team to Playoffs

In Australian League action from today, Adelaide defeated Perth by a 5-4 score. Stefan Welch was in the starting lineup for Adelaide, while Sam Kennelly came off the bench for Perth. Welch went 1-for-3, with a walk. He went 2-for-13 in the four game series, with a solo homer in game one. Kennelly, who was playing his second game of the series, came in on defense in the bottom of the sixth. He had been starting at third base in...

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