Pirates Release Eight Players From the DSL
May30

Pirates Release Eight Players From the DSL

The Pittsburgh Pirates have released eight players from their Dominican Summer League team. The most surprising name among the group is first baseman Dennis Hurtarte, who was one of the best Pirates hitters during the second half last year in the DSL and the reports on his Spring Training this year were great. Hurtarte was already signed by the Baltimore Orioles, who plan to bring him to the US later this week. The other seven players...

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Winter League Recap: Gregory Polanco Homers Again
Oct20

Winter League Recap: Gregory Polanco Homers Again

On Opening Night on Friday, Gregory Polanco homered, reached base two other times and he had two outfield assists. On Saturday night, he showed that power stroke again, hitting his second homer in two games. Polanco also showed that strong throwing arm for a second straight game, adding his third outfield assist. He finished the game 1-for-4 with an RBI. The home run from Friday night can be viewed here. Joely Rodriguez was added to...

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Winter League Recap: Pirates Start Their Season in Venezuela
Oct12

Winter League Recap: Pirates Start Their Season in Venezuela

The Venezuelan Winter League started their season on Thursday night with six current Pittsburgh Pirates minor league players on the Opening Day rosters. On Friday night, four of those players made their season debut. The number of Pirates players in the league will fluctuate as players are signed as minor league free agents or are released, plus some players only play partial season, so they may leave the team early or start their...

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DSL Prospect Watch: Pirates1 End Season With One-Hitter, Pirates2 Make Playoffs
Aug25

DSL Prospect Watch: Pirates1 End Season With One-Hitter, Pirates2 Make Playoffs

The Dominican Summer League regular season ended on Saturday. Coverage of the team will continue on through the playoffs, which start of Monday. PIRATES1 Box Score Result: Pirates 5, Rockies 0 Starting Pitcher: Christian Henriquez, LHP (4-1, 1.72) 5.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 0 HR Top Hitter: Rudy Guzman, LF (.275) – 2-for-4, 2 RBI Other Notable Performers: Dennis Hurtarte, 1B (.247) – 1-for-3, BB Julio de la Cruz,...

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DSL Prospect Watch: Tough Losses For Both Teams As Season Winds Down
Aug22

DSL Prospect Watch: Tough Losses For Both Teams As Season Winds Down

For a season preview of the Pittsburgh Pirates two Dominican Summer League teams, check out our article here.  For a recap of the DSL All-Star game, check out our article here. Throughout the year, we will provide the recaps of both teams, as well as highlight one player/stat each day. PIRATES1 Box Score Result: Mets2 10, Pirates 6 Starting Pitcher: Jandy Vasquez, RHP (3-6, 5.53) 2.1 IP, 4 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 2 BB, 0 K, 0 HR Top Hitter:...

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