Pirates Sign Outfielder Nathan Tomaszewski
May19

Pirates Sign Outfielder Nathan Tomaszewski

According to Baseball America, the Pittsburgh Pirates have signed outfielder Nathan Tomaszewski out of Independent Ball. He went undrafted out of college and has spent the last two seasons playing Independent Ball in three different leagues. He has good size at 6’4″, 220 pounds and can play all four corner positions, spending the most time at third base and in right field. Tomaszewski is 23 years old and played college...

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Prospect Highlights: Fine Defensive Play By Alen Hanson
May19

Prospect Highlights: Fine Defensive Play By Alen Hanson

The offense by Alen Hanson has been the feature a few times recently, but on Sunday he made a fine defensive play with a diving catch up the middle for the final out of the seventh inning. Hanson has shown strong range up the middle during his career. Despite committing a lot of errors over the years, range has never been his problem, it’s usually the routine plays that get him. On offense, Hanson is hitting .319 in 17 May...

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Gregory Polanco Named International League Player of the Week
May19

Gregory Polanco Named International League Player of the Week

Gregory Polanco has won his second International League Player of the Week award and it’s tough to imagine there was much competition for this one. In six games, he hit .591 with six extra-base hits, drove in nine runs and drew four walks, plus stole two bases. He won his first Player of the Week award during the first full week of the season. On the year, Polanco is hitting .389/.453/.623 and leads the International League in...

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Minor League Schedule: Doubleheader For Indianapolis, Joely Rodriguez Goes In Altoona
May18

Minor League Schedule: Doubleheader For Indianapolis, Joely Rodriguez Goes In Altoona

Today’s Starters: Jake Brigham, Casey Sadler, Joely Rodriguez, Pat Ludwig, Shane Carle

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Minor Moves: Three Catchers on the Move, Edwin Espinal to Disabled List
May18

Minor Moves: Three Catchers on the Move, Edwin Espinal to Disabled List

With Nevin Ashley on call for the majors, it seems like there was a chain-reaction with catcher moves in the minors. Kawika Emsley-Pai moves from the West Virginia Power to the Altoona Curve. Francisco Diaz moved from the Jamestown roster to West Virginia. Diaz started the year with the Power and was joined by Emsley-Pai when Reese McGuire went on the disabled list. When McGuire returned, Diaz was the one removed from the active...

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