Action is beginning to slow down in winter leagues for Pittsburgh Pirates players, so the articles will be spread out a little more. The action on the field in winter ball is heating up though, as we are nearing the Caribbean Series, where the best teams from Venezuela, Mexico, Puerto Rico and the Dominican will face-off for the title. The teams are also being set for the Latin American Series, which will have the best teams from the Colombian, Nicaraguan and Panamanian leagues, as well as the  Veracruz League(Mexico).

In Venezuela on Friday night, both Wilfredo Boscan and Julio Vivas got into the game for their team, as a 7-0 deficit after two innings caused Zulia to go to the bullpen early. Boscan pitched well, allowing one run over 3.1 innings. He gave up one hit, one walk and had fi...

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