Pirates Reassign Four to Minor League Camp

BRADENTON, Fla. — Prior to the club’s 1:05 start against the Boston Red Sox at McKechnie Field, the Pittsburgh Pirates reassigned four players to minor league camp. Those players include: outfielder Brandon Boggs, right-hander Daniel Cabrera, infielder Jeff Clement, and right-hander Tim Wood. Boggs went 2-for-20 this spring (.100 avg) with eight strikeouts. The 29-year-old outfielder appeared in 16 games with...

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This Date in Pirates History: November 16

On this date in 1950 the Pittsburgh Pirates selected Dale Long and George Metkovich in the rule V draft. Long was selected from the New York Yankees organization, while Metkovich was taken from Oakland in the Pacific Coast League. Long lasted just ten games in 1951 with the Pirates before he was put on waivers, where he was selected by the St Louis Browns. He lasted all of 34 games before the Browns released him, returning him to the...

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Winter Leagues 11/16 — Farrell Homers

Checking in with Pirates’ players and friends in Tuesday’s winter league action….    I’ll be away for a few days, but we’ll catch up with the winter league action when I get back. VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Tiburones de La Guaira  7,  Leones del Caracas  3 A 5-run 5th inning gave Los Tiburones control of the game.  Caracas scored their runs in the first two innings.   Reliever Jose Ascanio pitched a perfect top of...

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Winter Leagues 11/7 — Tough Inning For Wood

Usually not much winter league business on Mondays, but the Dominican League was in action tonight: Toros del Este  7,  Gigantes del Cibao  6 A 6-run top of the 1st gave Los Toros a big lead, which they nearly lost.  The first 7 batters reached base, with two singles, a 3-run homer, two more singles, a double, and another single.  A sacrifice fly produced the first out of the inning, but with one more run.  3B Matt Hague had the...

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Winter Leagues 11/5 — RBI Double For Noris, 2 Hits For Hague

Winter league action for the Pirates’ players and friends on Saturday night (or Sunday afternoon, for the Aussies) MEXICAN PACIFIC LEAGUE Mayos de Navojoa  2,  Venados de Mazatlan  1 Rogelio Noris got back into a game for Los Venados after a few days off.   Los Mayos scored 2 runs in the 7th inning, aided by a throwing error Mazatlan.  Los Venados scored their only run with two outs in the bottom of the 8th.  C Miguel Ojeda...

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