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    Dominican & Puerto Rican All-Stars; Claggett’s Third Win

    The Dominican and Puerto Rican All-Star squads faced off this evening (Sunday), and a four of the Pirates' former players and friends were involved, all on the Puerto Rican team:

    Puerto Rican All-Stars  4,  Dominican All-Stars  3
    The Puerto Ricans and Dominicans put runners on base in the first...

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    Big Night For Tabata and Cedeno; Hague Is In Mexico

    Looking in on Pirates' players and friends in Saturday's winter league play--
    The Puerto Rican and Dominican Leagues had today off, as they prepare for their All-Star teams to face off tomorrow.  

    VENEZUELAN LEAGUE
    Tigres de Aragua  5,  Aguilas de Zulia  0  --  
    (Game 1)...

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    Hits for Milledge and Cedeno

    Cheering for some Pirates' players and friends in Friday's winter league action:

    VENEZUELAN LEAGUE
    Leones del Caracas  6,  Tigres de Aragua  4  --  
    Caracas won this battle of the Big Cats.  Los Leones scored first with a solo homer in the top of the 1st.  Los Tigres tied it...

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    A Loss For Valdez

    The MLB Winter Meetings are over.... back to the winter league action, as we cheer on some new Pirates' players.

    DOMINICAN LEAGUE
    Leones del Escogido  3,  Tigres del Licey  0  --  
    New Pirate Caesar Valdez (just acquired from the Diamondbacks as the player-to-be-named-later in the Zach Duke trade) made...

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    Rule 5 Minor League Portion: Chalk, Scott; and Valdez

    After the major league part of the 2010 Rule 5 Draft, in which the Pirates chose SS Josh Rodriguez from the Cleveland Indians, the draft moved on to the minor league section.

    In the AAA part, the Pirates chose OF Brad Chalk from the Padres.  Chalk, who will turn...

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    Pirates Get Rodriguez, Lose Adcock

    The Pirates are plus-one-minus-one in the major league portion of the 2010 Rule 5 Draft.
    With the first pick of the draft, the Pirates took SS Josh Rodriguez from the Cleveland Indians.  The Houston native was Cleveland's second round pick in the 2006 draft, coming out of Rice University.  He...

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    Matt Diaz On Board; Ascanio And Tabata Reappear

    Day Three of the Winter Meetings...the Rule 5 Draft will be tomorrow (Thursday)
    Today, the Pirates added another player to their 40-man roster.  Matt Diaz is an outfielder who was drafted by the Rays in the 17th round of the 1999 draft.  He reached the major league level for the...

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    New Pitchers, Same Hitters

    Two pitching acquisitions for the Pirates at the winter meetings, though both should remain at the major league level, with no impact on the minor league part of the organization:
    RHP Kevin Correia is a 30-year old San Diego native, who came up through the Giants' organization, but pitched for...

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    Win #3 For Ramos

    Lots of talking and speculating at the Winter Meetings, but no action yet.
    And not much action in the winter leagues on Monday, though that is not unusual for a Monday.

    Venezuelan League:
    Bravos de Margarita  9,  Leones del Caracas  7  --  
    Pirates' farmhand Jhonathan Ramos...

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    Nice Start For Claggett, Key Doubles For Ciriaco and Noris

    MLB's winter meetings begin tomorrow (Monday).  Stay tuned for news of trades, moves, shifts, Rule 5 draft, etc.  
    A few of Sunday's winter league games with Pirates' players and friends participating:

    VENEZUELAN LEAGUE
    Cardenales de Lara  3,  Bravos de Margarita 1  --  Anthony Claggett
    pitched 4 innings in...

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