Winter Leagues: Jose Tabata Will Play Winter Ball
Oct25

Winter Leagues: Jose Tabata Will Play Winter Ball

It has been confirmed that Jose Tabata will play Winter ball this season for Caribes de Anzoategui of the Venezuelan Winter League. He will join the team in mid-November. Last year, Tabata wanted to go to Winter ball but the Pittsburgh Pirates wouldn’t allow him to play, which got a negative response from Tabata and his agent, who felt he needed to play so he could mature as a player. Major League Baseball and the Winter Leagues...

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Winter League Recap: Double For Polanco, Tejeda Homers and Triples
Oct21

Winter League Recap: Double For Polanco, Tejeda Homers and Triples

From the Dominican on Sunday, Gregory Polanco went 1-for-4 with an RBI double in his team’s 5-3 loss. Through three games, he is hitting .364 with two homers, five RBI’s and three outfield assists. In that same game, relief pitcher Atahualpa Severino was on the opposing side and he allowed one run in 2/3 of an inning. He struck out two batters and allowed two hits, one of which was a solo home run. Oscar Tejeda had a big...

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Winter League Recap: Gregory Polanco Homers Again
Oct20

Winter League Recap: Gregory Polanco Homers Again

On Opening Night on Friday, Gregory Polanco homered, reached base two other times and he had two outfield assists. On Saturday night, he showed that power stroke again, hitting his second homer in two games. Polanco also showed that strong throwing arm for a second straight game, adding his third outfield assist. He finished the game 1-for-4 with an RBI. The home run from Friday night can be viewed here. Joely Rodriguez was added to...

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Minor Moves: Eric Wood to DL, Aponte and Landecker on the Move
Aug16

Minor Moves: Eric Wood to DL, Aponte and Landecker on the Move

After a busy day of moves in the Pittsburgh Pirates system yesterday, three more moves were made today due to an undisclosed injury to third baseman Eric Wood that landed him on the disabled list. Francisco Aponte will take the place of Wood on the West Virginia roster, while Adam Landecker moves up to take Aponte’s place at Jamestown. This season, the 20-year-old Wood has been the everyday third baseman for the West Virginia...

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Minor Moves: Harlan and Lopez Promoted, Hughes Sent To Indianapolis
Jul14

Minor Moves: Harlan and Lopez Promoted, Hughes Sent To Indianapolis

Two pitchers have moved up in the Pittsburgh Pirates system today, while two players at the upper level flip roster spots again. Left-hander Thomas Harlan has been promoted to the Bradenton Marauders, while righty Cesar Lopez has taken his spot on the West Virginia Power roster. No corresponding moves have been announced for Bradenton yet to open up a spot for Harlan, or with Jamestown to fill the spot of Lopez. Thomas Harlan is a big...

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