A few of the 2012 winter leagues got started over the weekend, with the Dominican, Mexican, and Venezuelan Winter Leagues joining the Arizona Fall League as the active leagues that are currently playing. The Puerto Rican league and the Australian Baseball League have yet to start their seasons.

Below is a list of players in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization who are playing in the 2012 winter leagues, along with a brief note on each player. Links go to their MILB.com pages, where you can see their stats. I'll also be posting the results each morning from the previous day's action.
Dominican Winter League
Gigantes del Cibao

Porfirio Lopez - The left-hander put up a 2.22 ERA in 28.1 innings in relief in Bradenton this year, with an 18:9 K/BB ratio.

Carlos Paulino - A strong defen...

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