Minor Moves: Hard-Throwing Lefty Promoted to United States From DSL
Jul07

Minor Moves: Hard-Throwing Lefty Promoted to United States From DSL

In addition to the roster moves for Altoona and the trade of Chris Dickerson today, the Pittsburgh Pirates made six moves in the lower minors, including a rare mid-season promotion from the Dominican Summer League. Jake Burnette was added to the GCL roster on rehab and he pitched today. The seventh round pick from the 2011 draft signed an over-slot bonus, but has not lived up to the hype, mostly because he has been unable to stay...

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Winter Leagues: Recap of the Remaining Pirates Players
Feb01

Winter Leagues: Recap of the Remaining Pirates Players

Recapping the action this week for the Pittsburgh Pirates players still in Winter ball. In the Latin American Series, Tito Polo saw his first action on Wednesday, coming in as a pinch-runner in the sixth inning and getting hit in each of his two plate appearances. He scored a run, drove in a run and stole a base in his team’s 9-1 win. Edgardo Munoz wasn’t on the winning team in the Panama League, but he joined the Indios...

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Winter Leagues: Polanco Helps Team to Playoff Victory
Jan24

Winter Leagues: Polanco Helps Team to Playoff Victory

On Thursday night in the Dominican League finals, Gregory Polanco went 0-for-3, but he walked twice and scored two runs in his team’s 6-5 victory. Escogido now trails 3-1 in the best-of-nine game series. Polanco had an 0-for-4 night on Wednesday, when all four at-bats were against Major League pitchers in Esmil Rogers and Victor Marte. Polanco was ranked the 13th best prospect by MLB.com last night. Earlier in the week, he was...

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Winter Leagues: Harold Ramirez Collects Two Hits In Playoff Win
Jan23

Winter Leagues: Harold Ramirez Collects Two Hits In Playoff Win

On Wednesday night in the Dominican League Finals, Gregory Polanco had a tough game and the rest of his team didn’t do any better. He went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts and his team lost 1-0, dropping them to 0-3 in the best-of-nine series. Polanco has struggled for the most part in the playoffs, hitting .176 in nine games. Game four of the series will take place tonight at 6:35 EST and it can be viewed here online. Earlier on...

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Winter Leagues: Polanco Goes Yard In Defeat
Jan22

Winter Leagues: Polanco Goes Yard In Defeat

In the Dominican League finals on Tuesday night, Gregory Polanco hit a long home run, accounting for his team’s only run in a 5-1 loss to Licey. You can see a gif of the home run here, which was posted on Twitter by imokemp. It came one day after he put on an impressive display with his speed, beating out a routine grounder to second base for an infield hit. Polanco finished the game going 1-for-3 with a walk. He flew out to...

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