Monday night in Winter ball for the Pittsburgh Pirates organization was a slow one, though two items of interest popped up. The first was concerning Gregory Polanco, who was scratched from the lineup with a stomach virus. It was a late decision to remove him from the lineup, happening less than an hour before game time. This is the second time he has missed action with an illness. Early in the year he missed three games with the flu.

In Venezuela, the other news of note was Andrew Lambo starting at first base for the second time. The game started on time, but during the second inning, the power went out and eventually the game was postponed. This game was a makeup of an earlier postponed game. Lambo also started at first base on November 21st.

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