All posts tagged "Jorge Cortes"

  • Analysis
    Personnel Shuffles; Loss For Nieve

    Several moves, shuffling personnel around:

    RHP Joe Martinez, who came to the Pirates from the Giants (with John Bowker) in July, was removed from the Pirates' 40-man roster and designated for assignment.  That frees up a roster spot for newly signed starter Kevin Correia.  Martinez joined the Indy Indians...

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    Slow Offense In Winter League Play

    Shortstop signings:  Former Pirate Brian Bixler has signed a minor league contract with the Nationals, and will likely be back to face the Indy Indians as a member of the Syracuse Chiefs.  Former Pirate Argenis Diaz, who was not offered a contract by the Pirates after this season, has signed...

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    Big Day For Milledge, Cortes, And Tabata; Loss For Ascanio

    Cheering for Pirates' players and friends in Sunday's winter league action...
    The Dominican League's last regular season games will be on Tuesday. 

    Tigres de Aragua  8,  Leones de Caracas  3  (Game 1) --  
    Los Tigres won this battle of the big cats with a 6-run...

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    Many Familiar Winter League Pitchers

    Lots of Pirates and former Pirates pitching in Friday's winter league action... This is the last week of regular season play for the Dominican and Puerto Rican leagues.

    Caribes de Anzoategui  8,  Tiburones de La Guaira  5  -- (Game 1) 
    A 5-run 6th inning gave Los Caribes the...

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    Milledge and Tabata Homer, Ciriaco Has 3 Hits

    Cheering for Pirates' players and friends in Tuesday's winter league action:

    Tigres de Aragua  12,  Tiburones de La Guaira  2  --  
    Los Tigres posted 12 runs on 12 hits, including a 4-run 6th inning and a 6-run 7th inning.  They began their scoring with a 2-run...

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    Dominican & Puerto Rican All-Stars; Claggett’s Third Win

    The Dominican and Puerto Rican All-Star squads faced off this evening (Sunday), and a four of the Pirates' former players and friends were involved, all on the Puerto Rican team:

    Puerto Rican All-Stars  4,  Dominican All-Stars  3
    The Puerto Ricans and Dominicans put runners on base in the first...

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    Hits for Milledge and Cedeno

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

    Leones del Caracas  6,  Tigres de Aragua  4  --  
    Caracas won this battle of the Big Cats.  Los Leones scored first with a solo homer in the top of the 1st.  Los Tigres tied it...

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    A Loss For Valdez

    The MLB Winter Meetings are over.... back to the winter league action, as we cheer on some new Pirates' players.

    Leones del Escogido  3,  Tigres del Licey  0  --  
    New Pirate Caesar Valdez (just acquired from the Diamondbacks as the player-to-be-named-later in the Zach Duke trade) made...

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    Nice Start For Claggett, Key Doubles For Ciriaco and Noris

    MLB's winter meetings begin tomorrow (Monday).  Stay tuned for news of trades, moves, shifts, Rule 5 draft, etc.  
    A few of Sunday's winter league games with Pirates' players and friends participating:

    Cardenales de Lara  3,  Bravos de Margarita 1  --  Anthony Claggett
    pitched 4 innings in...

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    Dubee Wins #3, Hit-Fest For Aragua

    Looking in on Pirates' players and friends in Saturday's winter league action:

    Estrellas de Oriente  6,  Tigres del Licey  3   --  
    Los Tigres posted only 5 hits, but they also hurt themselves by committing 4 errors.  They scored all of their runs in the 3rd inning...

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