Winter Leagues: Polanco Reaches Base Three Times, Drives In Two Runs
Nov23

Winter Leagues: Polanco Reaches Base Three Times, Drives In Two Runs

In the Dominican on Friday night, Gregory Polanco went 2-for-3 with a walk, two stolen bases and two RBIs. Polanco is batting .333 in 26 games, with 20 walks and 24 RBIs. He has reached base via hit or walk in all but one game this season. Polanco has a .979 OPS, second best in the DWL. Mel Rojas Jr. struck out as a pinch-hitter in the ninth inning.  It was just his third appearances this season and his first game in three weeks....

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Winter Leagues: Andrew Lambo Starts at First Base
Nov22

Winter Leagues: Andrew Lambo Starts at First Base

In Venezuela, Andrew Lambo went 0-for-3 with an RBI on a sacrifice fly and a run scored. He also struck out two times. The opposing starting pitcher was Carlos Zambrano, who went 6.1 innings. The big news from the game was that Lambo started the game at first base. Late in the game with the score out of hand, he switched to right field, where he played the first two games of his Winter season. Lambo is expected to compete for a spot...

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Winter Leagues: Lambo Drives In Two Runs In Win
Nov21

Winter Leagues: Lambo Drives In Two Runs In Win

In the Dominican on Wednesday night, Gregory Polanco went 1-for-4 with a double and walk. It was the seventh double of the season for Polanco. He struck out in the sixth inning, ending a streak of 34 straight plate appearances without a strikeout. Polanco has reached base in 24 of his 25 games this Winter. On Tuesday night, Polanco played in front of Pirates manager Clint Hurdle and General Manager Neal Huntington, who were both in...

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Winter Leagues: Andrew Lambo Makes Winter Debut
Nov20

Winter Leagues: Andrew Lambo Makes Winter Debut

In the Dominican on Tuesday night, Gregory Polanco went 2-for-4 with an RBI in his team’s 3-2 win. He is now hitting .326, with 22 RBIs  in 89 at-bats. Polanco has been on base in 23 of his 24 games this season. He also picked up an outfield assist. Also for Escogido, Starling Marte has received permission from the Pirates to player Winter ball. He will play alongside Polanco in the Leones outfield. Marte will likely join the...

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Starling Marte Receives Permission to Play Winter Ball
Nov19

Starling Marte Receives Permission to Play Winter Ball

Starling Marte has received permission(link is in Spanish) from the Pittsburgh Pirates to play Winter ball in the Dominican. He will be teammates with Gregory Polanco on the Leones del Escogido club. The two will likely play alongside each other, with Marte in left field and Polanco remaining in center field. Marte wasn’t allowed to play from the start of the season due to an agreement between MLB and the Caribbean League teams...

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Winter Leagues: Sands Homers, Navarro Added to Roster
Nov19

Winter Leagues: Sands Homers, Navarro Added to Roster

In the Dominican on Monday night, Gregory Polanco went 1-for-4 with a single, walk and RBI. He picked up the RBI on a 6th inning ground out with his team down 6-0 at the time. They came back to tie the score, but lost 7-6 in 11 innings. Polanco has now reached base in 22 of 23 games. Earlier in the day, Baseball America named Polanco their top prospect in the Pirates farm system. On the other side of that 7-6 game, Oscar Tejeda and...

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