In Venezuela on Tuesday night, Jose Osuna hit his first home run of the winter, a solo shot to lead-off the fourth inning. He finished 1-for-4 on the day with two strikeouts. Osuna is 5-for-27 (.185) through seven games. He played his fourth game at third base and handled two putouts and one grounder. He has two errors on eight total chances.

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In the Dominican, Starling Marte was hit by a pitch in the first inning and left for a defensive replacement after running the bases. While there was no update during or after the game last night, the last time he was hit by a pitch he ran the bases, was replaced on defense, then played the next day, so it could be the team being cautious. I'm sure we will either find out more soon or he...

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