Nancy Zinni

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    Milledge and Gimenez Spark Los Tigres; Julio Returns To Pirates

    The Pirates finished up a chilly mini-camp in Bradenton, and now there is just a month until pitchers and catchers report for spring training.

    A few notes:
    Wil Ledezma, who went to the Blue Jays last week (off waivers),  was outrighted to the Blue Jays' minor league system.

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    Win For Uviedo, Appearance For Gonzalez

    A few winter league games with Pirates' players and friends...

    Criollos de Caguas  4,  Leones de Ponce  3  --  
    Two runs in the 3rd and another 2 runs in the 6th gave Los Criollos the edge.  SS Luis Figueroa singled and scored a...

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    Homers For Milledge, Ryan, and Cruz

    Cheering for the Pirates' players and friends in winter league playoff action ...

    Tigres de Aragua  5,  Bravos de Margarita  4  --  
    A double and a single in the top of the 10th gave Los Tigres the winning run.  Los Tigres had started the scoring in the...

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    Ramos Works Out Of A Playoff Jam

    Just a few winter league playoff games on Monday night..  The Mexican Pacific and Puerto Rican leagues were off tonight.

    Gigantes del Cibao  6,  Estrellas de Oriente   5  --  
    The game began with a solo home run from the first batter of the game, plus another...

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    A Win For Machi

    The Pirates' mini-camp begins tomorrow in Bradenton....  just 35 days until Spring Training begins,  81 days until major league opening day, and 87 days until the minor league opening day (not that anyone here is counting, of course....)

    Meanwhile, the Caribbean leagues continue with their playoffs.  The Mexican Pacific...

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    Strong Innings by Ledezma and Machi

    Cheering for Pirates' players (the few who are left) and friends in the winter leagues......

    Leones de Ponce  6,  Gigantes de Carolina  3  --  
    Four runs in the bottom of the 8th gave the game to Los Leones.  Two walks and four singles did the damage...

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    Milledge Drives In The Winning Run For Aragua

    The Caribbean leagues continue their playoffs, though the Mexican Pacific League has the night off....

    Leones de Ponce  5,  Senadores de San Juan  2  --  
    Reliever JR Rodriguez earned his first playoff save with a perfect 9th inning for Los Leones.  His teammates broke a 2-2...

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    Uviedo Wins, Gimenez Homers

    Not many winter league playoff games today, but a few player moves:
    LHP Wil Ledezma had been DFA'ed right before Christmas, and yesterday he was claimed off waivers by the Blue Jays.
    Both INF Delwyn Young and RHP Brian Bass signed minor league contracts with the Phillies today.  

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    Thompson Boosting Los Gigantes

    A few Pirates' players and friends appeared in Wednesday's winter league playoff games:

    Leones del Caracas  2,  Aguilas de Zulia  0  (Game 1)--  
    Another pitching duel tonight, with each team posting just 5 hits each.  Los Leones scored a run in the 6th on a single, a...

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    Gonzalez Gets Playoff Hit

    Cheering for Pirates' players and friends in winter league playoff games...

    Estrellas de Oriente  9,  Gigantes del Cibao  4  --  
    A pair of 2-run homers in the first two innings got Los Estrellas off to a good start.  Three singles added two more runs in the 6th...

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