Pirates Release Ten Minor League Players

The Pittsburgh Pirates released ten players from minor league camp yesterday, Pirates Prospects has learned. The players released, and some brief information on each: Calvin Anderson - The 6′ 7″, 240 pound first baseman had the build of a defensive lineman, which is fitting because his dad was a defensive lineman for the Steelers. Anderson struggled with his hitting in high-A, and didn’t have a defensive position,...

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Winter League Playoffs 1/28 — 4 RBI For Gimenez; Bite Eliminated In Australia

Looking in on Pirates’ players and friends in Saturday’s winter league playoff games:   DOMINICAN LEAGUE Leones del Escogido  5,  Aguilas Cibaenas  2 Los Leones again took the lead in this best-of-9 series, with this win over Los Aguilas.  Los Leones now lead 4 games to 3, and need one more win to take the championship.  Los Aguilas were first onto the scoreboard with 2 runs in the top of the 1st.  After a single and...

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Winter League Playoffs 1/26 — Moss, Cortes, and Anderson Homer, Mildren Goes 9

The Mexican Pacific and Puerto Rican Leagues are just waiting for the Caribbean Series (which begins on Feb 2nd), while the Venezuelan and Dominican Leagues are still in their championship series.   Just a few Pirates’ players and friends are still in action:   DOMINICAN LEAGUE    (best of 9 series) Aguilas Cibaenas  8,  Leones del Escogido  5 Four runs in the top of the 9th gave Los Aguilas the come-from-behind win,...

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Winter League Playoffs 1/25 — Mayaguez Takes Puerto Rican Title; Obregon Sweeps Mexican Series

One early game, one later game, and then the really late Australian games….  The Dominican and Venezuelan Leagues are off today.   PUERTO RICAN LEAGUE  (best of 9) Indios de Mayaguez  5,  Criollos de Caguas  2 Los Indios de Mayaguez won the Puerto Rican League best-of-9 championship series with their 5th win over Los Criollos.  Los Indios scored 3 runs in the bottom of the 3rd with two singles, a walk, a 2-RBI double, and...

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Winter League Playoffs 1/21– Venezuelan League’s Three-Way Tie; Welch Wins Fan Favorite

Catching up with Pirates’ players and friends in the winter league playoffs on Saturday:   PUERTO RICAN LEAGUE Indios de Mayaguez  8,  Criollos de Caguas  4  — suspended in the 9th inning Los Criollos began the game with 2 runs in the top of the 1st, won a hit batter, an RBI double by SS Luis Figueroa, then another RBI double to drive in Figueroa.  Figueroa scored again in the 5th inning when he beat out a relay throw...

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