The DSL Pirates had some injuries this week that left them short-handed and we found out that one player is done for the year. The first injury of note is the one to shortstop prospect Adrian Valerio, who twisted his knee during practice. Luckily for the Pirates, the injury turned out to be minor and he returned to action on Saturday. He missed three games in the middle of the week and ended up going 0-for-11, so it wasn't a good week for him. His hitting has been hot and cold this year, but he has consistently made solid contact, with just 19 strikeouts in 161 at-bats.

Valerio tweaked his knee this week, but has already returned to action

Two other players have missed time with injuries, though both should return soon. Infielder Jesus Ronco hasn't played since July 1st. He was only ...

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