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    Winter League Playoffs 1/5– Strong Start For Figueroa, Welch Homers

    Checking in on Pirates' players and friends in Thursday's winter league play:   VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Caribes de Anzoategui  7,  Aguilas del Zulia  2 Exicardo Cayones made a start in center field for Los Caribes and scored a run for them.  Los Caribes got started with 3 runs in the 1st inning, on...

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    Winter League Playoffs 1/4 — Hernandez Homers

    The Puerto Rican League season ends today, with their playoffs beginning over the weekend.  Meanwhile the other Caribbean leagues continue in playoff mode.  In other news, SS Pedro Ciriaco has signed a minor league contract with the Red Sox.   VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Navegantes del Magallanes  3,  Tigres de Aragua  2 Los Navegantes...

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    Winter League Playoffs 1/3 — Navarro Gets 3 Hits

    The playoffs continue in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, with a few Pirates' players and friends...   PUERTO RICAN LEAGUE Criollos de Caguas  5,  Leones de Ponce  4 Ponce scored early, but Los Criollos came from behind to take the win.  Los Leones' first batter of the game put them onto...

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    Winter League Playoffs 1/2 — 3 Hits For Ciriaco

    The Mexican Pacific League playoffs began yesterday.  This league uses a playoff format like we're used to seeing in the US leagues.  The top 6 teams are in the playoffs, with #1 Culiacan playing the #6 Navojoa, #2 Mexicali vs. #5 Mochis, and #3 Obregon vs. #4 Hermosillo  in the best-of-7 first...

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    Winter Leagues — Happy New Year!

    The Australians had New Year's Day games, which of course, were played in the middle of the night for those of us on this side of the globe. Adelaide Bite  3,  Perth Heat  2 Ryan Beckman earned his 6th Save as the Bite and the Heat struggled to get hits -- they...

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    Winter Leagues 12/30 — Walk-Off Steal? And Anderson Homers

    The Mexican Pacific League and the Venezuelan League both wrap up regular season play today.  The Puerto Rican League takes the next three days off, then finishes up their season on Jan 3rd and 4th.  The Dominican League will take a couple of days off, then resume their playoffs on Monday.   Happy...

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    Winter Leagues 12/29 – One Tough Inning Sinks Claggett; Figueroa Wins

    Checking in on Pirates' players and friends in Thursday's winter league action:   VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Tiburones de La Guaira  6,  Bravos de Margarita  2 Anthony Claggett made the start for Los Bravos, and buzzed through the first four innings, allowing only a walk and a single in the top of the 1st.  ...

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    Winter Leagues 12/28 — Ledezma Earns First Win; Dominican Playoffs

    Looking in on a few Pirates' players and friends in winter league action:   VENEZUELAN LEAGUE  Tigres de Aragua 6,  Leones del Caracas  3 Wil Ledezma was the pitcher of record when Los Tigres took a lead they would not surrender in the 6th inning.  Los Tigres got onto the scoreboard first,...

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    Winter Leagues 12/27 — Valdez Pitches Well But Gets The Loss

    Just the Venezuelan and Puerto Rican Leagues in action on Tuesday night, with a few Pirates' players and friends getting in on the fun.   VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Cardenales del Lara  4,  Tigres de Aragua  2 Former Pirate Romulo Sanchez earned the win for Los Cardenales, throwing 2.2 scoreless innings.  Sanchez entered the...

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    Winter Leagues 12/26 — RBI And Big Run For Hernandez

    Hope everyone had a great holiday weekend... Monday brought a quiet night in winter league action.  The Dominican League is done with the regular season and awaiting playoffs.  The Puerto Rican League is still on holiday break, as is the Australian League.  Rogelio Noris continues to get only sporadic playing time with...

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