Winter Leagues Recap: Marte Returns

In playoff action out of the Dominican yesterday, Starling Marte returned to his team and picked up right where he left off. He hit a two-run homer in the ninth, as his team’s rally from an early 5-0 deficit fell just short in a 7-6 loss. Marte originally left Winter his team back in early December, but returned during the playoffs. This past week, he was back in the states attending a course for rookies in the majors. During...

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Winter Leagues Recap: News From Colombia On Herrera, Rocha, Ramirez

In playoff action out of the Dominican last night, Alex Valdez was the only Pirates player to get his name in the boxscore. He went 1-for-4, with a run scored, as his team pulled out a rare victory in the round-robin playoff tournament. Valdez was batting second all season for Estrelles, but last night the struggling second baseman batted ninth. His team moved to 4-11 in the playoffs. In action out of Venezuela, Darren Ford was again...

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Winter Leagues Recap: News From Australia, Award For Marte

On a light day of Winter League action from yesterday, Felix Pie was the only Pirates player to play. He went 0-for-4, as his team dropped down to 3-11 in the playoffs. The Dominican League playoffs continue with their four team, 18 game round-robin tournament for four more days. The two best teams will continue on to meet in a nine game championship series. Beginning on February 1st, the best teams from the Mexican, Puerto Rican,...

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Winter Leagues Recap: Welch Drives In Three

In Australian Baseball League action from today, Adelaide won 9-4 behind three RBI’s each from both Stefan Welch and former Pirates outfielder, Quincy Latimore. Welch went 1-for-3, with his seventh double and a run scored. He drove in a run with a sacrifice fly and walked in his other AB. He now has 22 RBI’s on the season. Latimore has eight RBI’s in eight games since joining Adelaide right before the new year...

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Winter Leagues Recap: Johnson Comes Up Big in Playoff Win

In playoff action from the Dominican last night, Kris Johnson continued his impressive pitching this off-season, going six strong inning in his team’s 7-2 victory. He allowed two runs on six hits, with no walks and four strikeouts. The first run was unearned, coming in the first inning on a two out error. He has now made nine starts between the playoffs and DWL regular season. Johnson has pitched a total of 46.1 innings,...

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Winter Leagues Recap: Alen Hanson Sighting

In Australian Baseball League action from today, Adelaide lost 11-7 despite a big day from the recently traded Quincy Latimore. Just one day after being sent to the Cleveland Indians for Jeanmar Gomez, Latimore went 3-for-4, with three RBI’s, two doubles, a run scored and a walk. With the departure of Latimore, Stefan Welch once again became the only Pirates players in the Adelaide lineup. He went 1-for-4, with a walk and run...

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