Starling Marte missed his second straight game on Monday night in the Dominican. Without him and Gregory Polanco, their Escogido team lost last night, dropping them to 6-3 in the 18 game round robin tournament. Several sources listed Marte as day-to-day with a minor back injury, while others said it was just rest. Either way, he should return to the lineup when he team resumes play on Wednesday. Polanco is in Bradenton now attending mini-camp with the Pirates and should rejoin Escogido as early as Wednesday.

Gregory Polanco is attending mini camp in Bradenton

That Escogido loss had a couple Pittsburgh Pirates farmhands in it that are still currently free agents. Graham Godfrey started the game and went 4.1 innings, allowing three runs on five hits, no walks and he had one strikeout. ...

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