• Winter Leagues Recap: Adelaide Splits Doubleheader

    In Winter League action from today down in Australia, the Adelaide Bite split their doubleheader, winning the first game 5-2, before dropping the second game by a 7-3 score. Among Pittsburgh Pirates farmhands, Stefan Welch and Justin Howard started both games, while Dylan Child caught the second game. Adelaide also used Rinku...

  • Winter Leagues Recap: Fuesser Allows Just One Hit

    In Winter League action today in Australia, five Pirates farmhands helped the Adelaide Bite to their second win of the season, a 7-6 victory over Brisbane. Stefan Welch, Justin Howard and Dylan Child were all in the starting lineup, while Zac Fuesser started the game on the mound and he was followed...

  • Winter Leagues Update: Australian League Back in Action

    After going through an 11 day layoff, the Australian Baseball League resumed their schedule today with Adelaide taking a 6-2 loss. Two Pittsburgh Pirates farmhands were in the starting lineup. Stefan Welch started at 3B and batted fifth, while Justin Howard hit seventh and played left field. Welch went 0-for-2 with a...

  • Winter Leagues Recap: Hanson Gets a Start

    In Winter League action last night in the Dominican League, Alen Hanson got his first start of the off-season and played his first game since November 2nd. Hanson went 0-for-3, with a walk and a run scored. He has yet to pick up a hit in five AB's. In that same game,...

  • Winter Leagues Recap: Ford Likely Done

    In Winter League action yesterday, Darren Ford likely played his last game of the off-season. If he did, he went out in a big way. Ford hit a fourth inning grand slam during Leones del Caracas 7-5 win. According to El Universal(link is in Spanish), the original plan for Ford was to...

  • Winter Leagues Recap: 11/19 Roster Updates

    In a second consecutive light day of Winter League action for Pittsburgh Pirates players, Darren Ford went 3-for-5 with three runs scored, an RBI and his first triple. He also picked up an outfield assist. The center fielder has a .283/.355/.362 line in 127 AB's. During the regular season, he played just...

  • Report: Pirates Won’t Allow Jose Tabata to Play Winter Ball

    The other day in the Winter League recap from Tuesday, I mentioned that Jose Tabata was on the roster of Caribes de Anzoategui of the Venezuelan League. It was mentioned earlier in the off-season that Tabata most likely will not play, though nothing was definite at the time. Today I came across...

  • Winter Leagues Recap: Two Hits for Marte

    In Winter League action yesterday, Starling Marte went 2-for-4, with two singles and a stolen base. He has a .321/.400/.509 line through 14 games and has been successful on all three stolen base attempts. In other action in the Dominican, Anderson Hernandez went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts. He has a .256/.333/.366 line...

  • Pittsburgh Pirates 2012 AFL Season Recap

    The Pittsburgh Pirates sent seven players to the Arizona Fall League this year -- three position players and four pitchers. Kyle Kaminska emerged as the star of the group among pitchers, while Adalberto Santos was the best among the hitters. There were no top prospects among the group this year, after the...

  • Winter Leagues Recap: Marte Returns to Lineup

    In Winter League action yesterday, Starling Marte returned to the lineup after leaving Tuesday's game early. He went 1-for-5, with a single and three strikeouts. Marte has a .306/.393/.510 line, with seven walks and 14 strikeouts in 49 AB's. It was a slow day for Pirates players in Winter Ball, just one...

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