Winter Leagues: More Pirates Players Confirmed For Winter Ball
Oct27

Winter Leagues: More Pirates Players Confirmed For Winter Ball

Gregory Polanco had his second straight 1-for-4 game, picking up a single. He has hits in seven straight games to start the Dominican League season. Polanco is 12-for-28 with four doubles and three homers. Luis Sanz allowed one run on one hit and he a hit batter in two innings of work. He also threw a wild pitch. In five innings over four appearances, Sanz has allowed two runs on three hits and two walks. In Venezuela, Jose Osuna got...

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AFL: Alen Hanson Picks Up RBI in Scottsdale’s Loss
Oct26

AFL: Alen Hanson Picks Up RBI in Scottsdale’s Loss

The Scottsdale Scorpions dropped their third straight game on Saturday, losing 5-2 to Glendale. They are now 7-9 on the season and they have reached the halfway point of the Arizona Fall League. Scottsdale is off tomorrow.  Two Pittsburgh Pirates players were in the starting lineup on Saturday. Alen Hanson was in at shortstop and batting lead-off. He grounded out to shortstop on the fifth pitch he saw of his first AB. Hanson has been...

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Winter Leagues: Polanco Extends Hit Streak to Six Games
Oct26

Winter Leagues: Polanco Extends Hit Streak to Six Games

In the Dominican, Gregory Polanco had a quiet night compared to what he did in his first five games. He went 1-for-4 on Friday night, scoring a run and extending his hit streak to six games. Polanco is 11-for-24 so far. In that same game, Matt Hague had his five game hitting streak snapped. He went 0-for-4, dropping his average down to .304 through 23 AB’s. For the Gigantes del Cibao, Oscar Tejeda and Carlos Paulino both were in...

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AFL: Waldron Gives Up Two Runs In Loss
Oct26

AFL: Waldron Gives Up Two Runs In Loss

On Friday night in Arizona Fall League action, the Scottsdale Scorpions lost 3-1 to Surprise, dropping their record to 7-8 and putting them 3.5 games back of the division leading Mesa Solar Sox. Gift Ngoepe was the only Pittsburgh Pirates player in the starting lineup. He batted ninth and was at second base. He came into the game just 2-for-22 on the season. In his first AB in the third inning, Ngoepe came up with a man on first and...

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Winter Leagues: Jose Tabata Will Play Winter Ball
Oct25

Winter Leagues: Jose Tabata Will Play Winter Ball

It has been confirmed that Jose Tabata will play Winter ball this season for Caribes de Anzoategui of the Venezuelan Winter League. He will join the team in mid-November. Last year, Tabata wanted to go to Winter ball but the Pittsburgh Pirates wouldn’t allow him to play, which got a negative response from Tabata and his agent, who felt he needed to play so he could mature as a player. Major League Baseball and the Winter Leagues...

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