Winter Leagues Recap: Marte and Polanco Both Play

In Winter League action last night, Starling Marte and Gregory Polanco played outfield together for the first time, with Marte moving over to right field to make room in center for Polanco. Batting third in the lineup, Marte went 1-for-3 with an RBI, a walk and a strikeout. Polanco went 0-for-3 and was pinch-hit for in the 9th inning, as the Leones manager(former Pirate Ken Oberkfell) went to former major league Willy Aybar with his...

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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, Starling Marte went 2-for-4, with two singles, two runs scored, a walk and three stolen bases. He now has a .333/.415/.509 line in 15 games, with six steals in six...

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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 game was played in the Dominican and the Australian Baseball League is still off until next Thursday. The Pirates players...

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Winter Leagues Recap: 11/11

In Winter League action yesterday, Benji Gonzalez made his first start for Leones de Ponce, batting ninth and playing shortstop. He went 1-for-4, with a stolen base, a run scored and he turned two double plays. In Dominican League action, Oscar Tejada went 0-for-1 with a strikeout, while Anderson Hernandez went 0-for-3 with a walk and two strikeouts. Neither Starling Marte, nor Gregory Polanco played yesterday, while Alen Hanson...

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Winter League Playoffs 1/3 — Navarro Gets 3 Hits

The playoffs continue in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, with a few Pirates’ players and friends…   PUERTO RICAN LEAGUE Criollos de Caguas  5,  Leones de Ponce  4 Ponce scored early, but Los Criollos came from behind to take the win.  Los Leones’ first batter of the game put them onto the scoreboard with a solo home run.  The 2nd inning began with a single, followed by a 2-run homer.  After a triple, SS...

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