Winter Leagues — 12/21 Brother Vs. Brother

Now that it’s officially winter here…. a few Pirates’ players and friends in the Caribbean Leagues   DOMINICAN LEAGUE Toros del Este  4,  Aguilas Cibaenas  2 SS Pedro Ciriaco singled twice for Los Toros, while his brother 3B Audy doubled for Los Aguilas.   Pedro singled and stole second base in the 1st inning, but did not score.  He was caught stealing after his single in the 7th inning.  Los Toros scored 2 runs...

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Winter Leagues 12/18 — Six Scoreless For Claggett

Sunday’s winter league action for Pirates’ players and friends…the Dominican League is down to their last few days of the regular season, which ends on the 21st.   VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Tiburones de La Guaira  8,  Caribes de Anzoategui  3 A 4-run 7th inning by Los Tiburones put the game out of reach of Los Caribes.   Los Caribes scored one run in the 3rd inning, in a rally that began with a single up the middle.  CF...

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Winter Leagues 12/10 — Big Night For Marte and Gimenez

Checking in with Pirates’ players and friends in winter league action….The Puero Rican League has the weekend off.   VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Tiburones de La Guaira  8,  Leones del Caracas  2 Six runs in the top of the 7th inning gave Los Tiburones the win.  Armando Galarraga made the start for Los Leones, and allowed only one run on 3 hits in 5.2 innings.  Galarraga got two outs and surrendered a walk in the 6th, then was...

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Winter Leagues 10/14-15 — Hague Hits, Hernandez Gets Hit

Catching up with the Pirates’ players and friends in the winter leagues: MEXICAN PACIFIC LEAGUE Algodoneros de Guasave  7,  Venados de Mazatlan  4 A 6-run 3rd inning gave Guasave a lead they would not give up on Friday, despite a 3-run 8th by Los Venados.  There were two homers in the 3rd for Guasave and two in the 8th for Mazatlan.  LF Rogelio Noris went 0-for-3 with a walk.  Former Pirate LF Yurendell de Caster singled and...

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The Rule 5 Roster Crunch Begins Early

Dejan Kovacevic shed some light on the Ronald Uviedo trade for Dana Eveland today, by saying that Uviedo would have probably been cleared off the 40-man roster this winter in order to make room for some first time eligible Rule 5 prospects.  For a detailed rundown on the Rule 5 draft, check out the Rule 5 wiki page.  For a short rundown: Players who are in the organization but not on the 40-man roster are eligible if: -They...

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