Winter Leagues 11/18: Farrell Drives in the Winning Run

Friday’s winter league action with Pirates’ players and friends: DOMINICAN LEAGUE Toros del Este 1, Gigantes del Cibao 11 Matt Hague went 0-1 with a walk before being lifted during the 4th inning for a defensive replacement. He is now batting .308 after 25 games played. Pedro Ciriaco went 0-4 with 3 strikeouts while playing second base. He is now batting .242 VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Cardenales de Lara 5, Leones del Caracas 9 Ramon Cabrera...

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Who Will the Pirates Protect From the Rule 5 Draft?

Throughout the year we’ve talked about the Rule 5 roster crunch that the Pittsburgh Pirates will face this off-season.  Some of that has been over-blown to the point where people suggest trading prospects like Starling Marte just because the Pirates might not have a spot to protect him.  Make no mistake, the Pirates aren’t at risk of losing any significant prospects to the Rule 5 draft.  They currently have five spots open...

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Winter Leagues 11/12– Farrell’s Walk-Off RBI Double

Saturday’s winter league action with Pirates’ players and friends: VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Tiburones de La Guaira  5,  Leones del Caracas  4 Caracas was playing catch-up for the whole game.  In the top of the 9th, down by 2 runs, Los Leones loaded the bases with two singles and a walk.  A wild pitch allowed the runner from third to score, bringing Los Leones within one run of Los Tiburones.  An intentional walk loaded the bases...

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Winter Leagues 10/24 — Tough Night For Moreno

Just a little winter league action for Pirates’ players and friends on Sunday: VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Aguilas de Zulia  8,  Caribes de Anzoategui  6 A 5-run inning by Los Aguilas was too much for Los Caribes to overcome.  Zulia scored single runs in the 1st, 3rd, and 6th innings.  Former Pirate C Carlos Maldonado contributed a walk in the 6th.  Los Caribes tied the score with single runs in each of the 5th, 7th, and 8th.  Solo homers...

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Winter Leagues 10/22 — Cayones Is In; Five Hits For The Martes

Checking in with a few Pirates’ players and friends in winter league action: VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Tigres de Aragua  6,  Leones del Caracas  1 LF Lastings Milledge went 2-for-4 for Los Tigres, and another former Pirate farmhand, 1B Hector Gimenez, also had a hit in this game.  Milledge started the scoring for Aragua, with a double in the 2nd inning.  He came around to score on a sacrifice fly.  A walk and a pair of doubles brought...

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