Winter Leagues: Escobar Homers, Polanco Leaves Game Early
Dec29

Winter Leagues: Escobar Homers, Polanco Leaves Game Early

In the Dominican from Saturday night, Starling Marte and Gregory Polanco played their second straight game in the outfield together. Their Escogido team won 6-1 in their second playoff game, moving to 1-1 after losing the opener. Polanco went 1-for-2 with a single, run scored and hit-by-pitch, which came in his first plate appearance. The pitch was a 99 MPH fastball from 22-year-old St Louis Cardinals reliever Carlos Martinez and hit...

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Winter Leagues: Ramirez and Polo Come Up Big in Win
Nov18

Winter Leagues: Ramirez and Polo Come Up Big in Win

In the Dominican, Gregory Polanco went 1-for-4 with a single and run scored. He has reached base 43 times this year, picking up at least one hit or walk in 21 of his 22 games. Matt Hague went 1-for-3 with a single and a walk in his team’s 3-0 loss. He is hitting .313 in 17 games. Oscar Tejeda hit a pinch-hit double and scored a run in the eighth inning of his team’s 13-11 loss. Tejeda stayed in the game and played left...

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Winter Leagues:  Two RBIs For Matt Hague in 6-4 Victory
Nov17

Winter Leagues: Two RBIs For Matt Hague in 6-4 Victory

In the Dominican on Saturday night, Gregory Polanco went 0-for-2 with two walks and an RBI. Polanco picked up his 20th RBI on a ground out to second base in the first inning. His two walks gives him a total of 17 base on balls in 21 games. Matt Hague went 2-for-4 with a double, run scored and two RBIs. He is hitting .311 in 16 games with ten RBIs. Hague has had two hits in three of his last five games. In Puerto Rico, Jerry Sands went...

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Winter Leagues: Big Game For Harold Ramirez
Nov15

Winter Leagues: Big Game For Harold Ramirez

From Wednesday night in the Colombian League, Harold Ramirez had a big game in his team’s 11-2 win. Ramirez went 2-for-4 with a walk. He scored three runs, drove in two runs and stole two bases. He is 6-for-16 through five games. In Venezuela, Elvis Escobar came off the bench for the second straight day since being added to the Cardenales de Lara roster. He came in as a defensive replacement in left field during the top of the...

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Winter Leagues: More Pirates Players Confirmed For Winter Ball
Oct27

Winter Leagues: More Pirates Players Confirmed For Winter Ball

Gregory Polanco had his second straight 1-for-4 game, picking up a single. He has hits in seven straight games to start the Dominican League season. Polanco is 12-for-28 with four doubles and three homers. Luis Sanz allowed one run on one hit and he a hit batter in two innings of work. He also threw a wild pitch. In five innings over four appearances, Sanz has allowed two runs on three hits and two walks. In Venezuela, Jose Osuna got...

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