Winter Leagues 11/22 — New Pirates Diaz and Fox In The Games

After Monday off, the Winter Leagues are back in action, including some Pirates’ players and friends   PUERTO RICAN LEAGUE Leones de Ponce  9,  Criollos de Caguas  6 SS Benji Gonzalez had one hit for Los Leones, a single which loaded the bases in the 2nd inning (none of them scored).  Los Leones scored 4 runs on a pair of 2-run homers in the 3rd inning, then hung on for the win.  Former Pirate farmhand RJ Rodriguez earned...

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Winter Leagues 11/20

Back from a few days away, and ready to check back in with the Pirates’ players and friends in winter league action…  Thanks to Tim for filling in this week!   VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Leones del Caracas  6,  Aguilas del Zulia  1 CF Corey Wimberly continued his hot Venezuelan League start with 2 hits for 2 RBI.  He singled with the bases loaded in the 2nd inning to drive in the first of Los Leones’ two runs in that...

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Winter Leagues 11/19: Ciriaco Picks Up Two Hits

Saturday’s winter league action with Pirates’ players and friends: DOMINICAN LEAGUE Toros del Este 3, Tigres del Licey 2 Matt Hague went 1-3 with a single, walk and a strikeout. He is now hitting .309 although he also committed his 8th error of the season. Pedro Ciriaco played left field and went 2-3 with two singles. He was replaced on defense in the 9th inning. VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Aguilas del Zulia 3, Leones del Caracas 0 Ramon...

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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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Pirates Protect Six Players From the Rule 5 Draft

The Pittsburgh Pirates added six players to the 40-man roster today, filling out their reserve list to protect those players from the upcoming Rule 5 draft.  The Pirates protected Matt Hague, Starling Marte, Jordy Mercer, Rudy Owens, Duke Welker, and Justin Wilson.  To make room the Pirates have designated outfielder Xavier Paul and catcher Eric Fryer for assignment.  Here is a rundown of each player that was added to the roster. Matt...

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