On Tuesday night in the Dominican League finals, Escogido lost 3-2 to Licey, ending their season. Gregory Polanco went 1-for-4 with a walk in his season finale, ending a spectacular Winter League season that saw him with the MVP and Rookie of the Year award. He hit .240 in the playoffs, finishing his season strong by getting on base 13 times in the last four games.

The Latin American Series started on Tuesday night. The rosters for the four teams had just one Pittsburgh Pirates player, Tito Polo. It appears that the season is over for Harold Ramirez.

With no Pirates players in the Caribbean World Series and just one in the Latin American Series, the Winter updates are basically over. We will recap anything from the Australian League playoffs, as well as any possible news on Tito Polo...

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John Dreker
John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.