All posts tagged "Benji Gonzalez"

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    Leach And Dubee Rolling On, Two Hits For Jaramillo and Gonzalez

    The Pirates have signed reliever Justin Thomas to a minor league contract for the 2011 season.� Thomas was removed from the Pirates' 40-man roster at the end of the 2010 season.� He has been pitching for Los Bravos de Margarita, where he has made 5 appearances, for 12.1 innings.� He has a...

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    Milledge, LaRoche, and Cedeno Rolling In Venezuela

    A few winter league games with Pirates' players and friends on Saturday...

    VENEZUELAN LEAGUE

    Aguilas de Zulia� 2,� Caribes de Anzoategui� 1�� (Game 1 and Game 2)� -- No kidding, the same score in both games.� Zulia recorded 6 hits in both games also.� In the first game, Los Caribes were held to just...

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    Roster Moves and Winter Leagues: Rough Night For Morton And Hamman

    A few roster moves by the Pirates today:

    Several players have been removed from the 40-man roster and outrighted to AAA Indianapolis:� LHP Justin Thomas, RHP Sean Gallagher, RHP Steven Jackson, 1B Jeff Clement, and OF Brandon Moss.

    Of these, Thomas, Jackson, and Moss are now all free to declare themselves minor league...

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    Milledge, Gimenez, and LaRoche Homer; Ryan Hits For The Cycle

    Sunday's action for Pirates' players and friends in the winter leagues.� The Arizona Fall League and the Mesa Solar Sox have the day off.

    VENEZUELAN LEAGUE

    Tigres de Aragua� 20,� Leones del Caracas� 15 -- No, they weren't playing football.� That's 35 runs on 38 hits, 17 walks, 10 strikeouts, 4 wild pitches, 2...

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    LaRoche Homers In Venezuela

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

    VENEZUELAN LEAGUE

    Bravos de Margarita� 3,� Cardinales de Lara� 0� -- 3B Andy LaRoche got Los Bravos onto the scoreboard with a solo homer in the 4th inning -- his first home run in the Venezuelan League.� LaRoche also walked in the 5th inning, when...

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    A Bit Of Winter League Action For Gonzalez

    Cheering for Pirates' players and friends in the winter leagues:

    PUERTO RICAN LEAGUE

    Gigantes de Carolina� 10,� Indios de Mayaguez� 8 -- SS Benji Gonzalez got into this game as a late-inning defensive replacement in the 7th inning.� He got one at-bat, but popped out to second base.� Los Gigantes scored 2 runs in...

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    Gimenez and Ryan Continue Hitting But LaRoche Doesn’t

    Cheering for the Pirates' players and friends in winter league games:

    VENEZUELAN LEAGUE

    Tigres de Aragua� 4,� Caribes de Anzoategui� 2 -- Former Pirate farmhand Miguel Perez smacked a pinch-hit double in the bottom of the 8th after a single and a walk, driving in two runs to break a 2-2 tie and give...

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    Dominican And Puerto Rican Leagues Begin Play; Noris Homers

    The Dominican and Puerto Rican winter leagues open their seasons tonight.� So far, many of the teams in those leagues have only partial rosters or no rosters posted.

    PUERTO RICAN LEAGUE

    Gigantes de Carolina -- SS Benji Gonzalez (West Virginia Power in 2010), and former Indy Indian (2007) OF Luis Matos.

    Criollos de Caguas...

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    Gonzalezes Power Up With Homers

    The West Virginia Power had their last late-morning game of the season today.� The rest of the Pirates' lower minor affiliates play this evening.

    West Virginia Power� 12,� Rome Braves� 4 ...��� (box)

    The Power hammered away at the Braves, scoring in every inning after the 1st, doubling up the Braves in...

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    Curve Shut Out; Power Over-powering

    Monday's action with the Pirates' lower minor league affiliates....

    Bowie Baysox� 2,� Altoona Curve� 0 ..� (box)

    The Curve out-hit the Baysox 7-5, but were still shutout in Bowie.� 3B Josh Harrison and RF Miles Durham each had two hits, including a double for Harrison, while 2B Chase d'Arnaud, 1B Matt Hague,...