In the Dominican on Monday, Jason Rogers joined the Tigres del Licey roster. He played for the same team last year, hitting .272/.316/.388 in 38 games. Rogers was added to the Licey roster on Monday, though he wasn’t in the starting lineup. The game ended up getting rained out.
Rogers spent most of the 2016 season in Indianapolis after being acquired from the Milwaukee Brewers last off-season. He hit .080/.303/.160 in 23 games for the Pirates, with just three of those games being starts. Rogers is out of options this upcoming season, so he will need to make the Major League roster on Opening Day.
As far as action on Monday night, just four Pirates took the field, as most of winter ball had off. All four players were in the Dominican.
Eric Wood went 1-for-3, with a single, walk and a strikeout. He also scored a run and stole his first base of the winter. Wood started the game in left field and left for a pinch-hitter in the ninth inning. He’s played more left field than third base and first base combined this winter. Wood is batting .235 through 11 games, with a double, homer and eight walks.
Pablo Reyes started at second base and went 2-for-3 with two singles, an RBI and a walk. He raised his average to .347 through 16 games.
Willy Garcia went 2-for-4, with a double, a walk and a strikeout. The double is his first extra-base hit of the winter. He is hitting .229 through 15 games.
Cesilio Pimentel retired two of the three batters he faced, one by strikeout. He also issued a walk, which was stranded on first base by a reliever. Pimentel has made three appearances this winter, throwing a total of three scoreless innings.