Winter Leagues: Polanco Homers, Marte Leaves After Getting Hit By Pitch
Dec20

Winter Leagues: Polanco Homers, Marte Leaves After Getting Hit By Pitch

In the Dominican on Thursday night, Escogido fans saw something very good and something that looked possibly very bad from their two Pittsburgh Pirates players. Gregory Polanco hit a solo homer in the third, his fifth of the season, but Starling Marte was the big news. He was hit by a pitch on his left hand in the first inning, and while he stayed in the game to run the bases, he was taken out of the game at the end of the inning....

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Winter Leagues: Polanco and Ramirez Lead Pirates Winter Class
Dec09

Winter Leagues: Polanco and Ramirez Lead Pirates Winter Class

With an extremely slow day in Winter League action on Sunday, now is a good time to catch up on all of the Pittsburgh Pirates players who are taking part in leagues around the world. During our daily updates, we normally cover players that were in the Pirates system at the end of the 2013 season and are still free agents, such as Ivan De Jesus Jr. and David Bromberg, but all of the players mentioned below are still in the Pirates...

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Winter Leagues: Andrew Lambo Starts at First Base
Nov22

Winter Leagues: Andrew Lambo Starts at First Base

In Venezuela, Andrew Lambo went 0-for-3 with an RBI on a sacrifice fly and a run scored. He also struck out two times. The opposing starting pitcher was Carlos Zambrano, who went 6.1 innings. The big news from the game was that Lambo started the game at first base. Late in the game with the score out of hand, he switched to right field, where he played the first two games of his Winter season. Lambo is expected to compete for a spot...

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Winter Leagues: Three Run Homer For Sands, Polanco Drives In Two
Nov16

Winter Leagues: Three Run Homer For Sands, Polanco Drives In Two

In the Dominican, Gregory Polanco had just one hit in five at-bats, but the hit was a big one at the time. With the bases loaded and his team down 7-2 in the ninth inning, Polanco singled home two runs. The comeback fell short, as Escogido lost 7-5 to the Aguilas. Polanco reached base earlier in the game on an error and came around to score his 16th run. In 20 games, he is hitting .333 with 19 RBIs. Only former Pirates infielder...

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Winter Leagues: Two Hits For Polanco, Three For Sands
Nov10

Winter Leagues: Two Hits For Polanco, Three For Sands

In the Dominican on Saturday night, Gregory Polanco went 2-for-4 with a double, walk and run scored in his team’s 3-2 victory. He had hits in his first 13 games, before failing to get a hit in two straight games. Polanco has reached base in all 16 games this season, collecting 21 hits and 13 walks. He is hitting .350 with 14 runs scored and 14 RBI’s in 60 AB’s. Carlos Paulino went 0-for-4 with a run scored in his...

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