Starling Marte Receives Permission to Play Winter Ball
Nov19

Starling Marte Receives Permission to Play Winter Ball

Starling Marte has received permission(link is in Spanish) from the Pittsburgh Pirates to play Winter ball in the Dominican. He will be teammates with Gregory Polanco on the Leones del Escogido club. The two will likely play alongside each other, with Marte in left field and Polanco remaining in center field. Marte wasn’t allowed to play from the start of the season due to an agreement between MLB and the Caribbean League teams...

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Winter Leagues: Sands Homers, Navarro Added to Roster
Nov19

Winter Leagues: Sands Homers, Navarro Added to Roster

In the Dominican on Monday night, Gregory Polanco went 1-for-4 with a single, walk and RBI. He picked up the RBI on a 6th inning ground out with his team down 6-0 at the time. They came back to tie the score, but lost 7-6 in 11 innings. Polanco has now reached base in 22 of 23 games. Earlier in the day, Baseball America named Polanco their top prospect in the Pirates farm system. On the other side of that 7-6 game, Oscar Tejeda and...

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Winter Leagues: Ramirez and Polo Come Up Big in Win
Nov18

Winter Leagues: Ramirez and Polo Come Up Big in Win

In the Dominican, Gregory Polanco went 1-for-4 with a single and run scored. He has reached base 43 times this year, picking up at least one hit or walk in 21 of his 22 games. Matt Hague went 1-for-3 with a single and a walk in his team’s 3-0 loss. He is hitting .313 in 17 games. Oscar Tejeda hit a pinch-hit double and scored a run in the eighth inning of his team’s 13-11 loss. Tejeda stayed in the game and played left...

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Winter Leagues:  Two RBIs For Matt Hague in 6-4 Victory
Nov17

Winter Leagues: Two RBIs For Matt Hague in 6-4 Victory

In the Dominican on Saturday night, Gregory Polanco went 0-for-2 with two walks and an RBI. Polanco picked up his 20th RBI on a ground out to second base in the first inning. His two walks gives him a total of 17 base on balls in 21 games. Matt Hague went 2-for-4 with a double, run scored and two RBIs. He is hitting .311 in 16 games with ten RBIs. Hague has had two hits in three of his last five games. In Puerto Rico, Jerry Sands went...

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Winter Leagues: Three Run Homer For Sands, Polanco Drives In Two
Nov16

Winter Leagues: Three Run Homer For Sands, Polanco Drives In Two

In the Dominican, Gregory Polanco had just one hit in five at-bats, but the hit was a big one at the time. With the bases loaded and his team down 7-2 in the ninth inning, Polanco singled home two runs. The comeback fell short, as Escogido lost 7-5 to the Aguilas. Polanco reached base earlier in the game on an error and came around to score his 16th run. In 20 games, he is hitting .333 with 19 RBIs. Only former Pirates infielder...

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