In Venezuela, Elvis Escobar broke a 2-for-23 slump on Saturday night when he went 4-for-4, then backed that up with a 3-for-4 night on Sunday. He hit two doubles on Sunday, giving him six for the winter. Escobar is now hitting .288/.331/.348 through 38 games.

Jose Osuna had the weekend off so he could go home to attend to some family affairs. He is expected to rejoin his team on Tuesday after a scheduled off day today.

Still no word on Elias Diaz and when he could start playing. His team was hoping he would be playing by this past weekend. The Pirates put him on the Extreme Fatigue list before the season, which usually keeps players out until December 1st, when they can return with permission from their Major League club. It's possible that the Pirates decided to keep him out until t...

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