On Thursday night in Venezuela, Jose Osuna played his second game at third base this winter. After having just one play in his hot corner debut on Wednesday, Osuna barely saw more action on Thursday. He handled one grounder cleanly and another batter reached on an infield single to third base. Without seeing that play, it’s unknown whether he had a chance to get the runner. So through two games, he officially has two chances in the field. At the plate, Osuna went 0-for-4 with a walk, leaving him 3-for-19, with a double and two walks through five games.
Elvis Escobar went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts. He is now hitting .252/.302/.303 in 35 games.
No word yet on when Elias Diaz could begin to play, but it could be soon. The team hoped he would begin a week after Jose Osuna debuted, which would mean he debuts tomorrow night. Diaz needs permission from the Pirates first before he can start to play.
In Australia on Thursday, Jin-De Jhang went 1-for-4 with a single and a run scored. He threw out a runner trying to steal, leaving him 3-for-3 throwing out runners. Jhang went 0-for-4 on Friday, leaving him 4-for-19 with a home run through five games.
Michael Suchy went 0-for-4 on Thursday, then 1-for-4 with a single on Friday. He is 4-for-21 with a double, home run and a walk in his first six games.
In Colombia on Wednesday night, 17-year-old shortstop Francisco Acuna went 3-for-5 with a double. He’s now hitting .238/.373/.286 through 14 games, reaching base safely in 13 of those contests. The Colombian league was off on Thursday.
In action from late Wednesday night in Mexico, Carlos Munoz went 0-for-4 with a walk. He did not play on Thursday night. Munoz is hitting .252/.355/.330 in 35 games.
The Dominican league was off on Thursday.