In the Dominican on Tuesday night, Starling Marte went 0-for-3, leaving him 3-for-23 through six games, with a double, triple and a walk. He played center field for the first time and picked up an outfield assist for the second game in a row.
We mentioned on Tuesday morning that Edwin Espinal had become a minor league free agent. There is still a chance for the Pirates to re-sign him, they seem to re-sign at least one player each year after they reach minor league free agency. On Tuesday night, Espinal went 2-for-4 with a run scored and two RBIs. That gave him a .367/.466/.449 slash line through 15 games. He ranks third in the league in batting average and OPS, and second in OBP.
Pablo Reyes went 2-for-4 with his third double of the winter. He now has a .227/.314/.295 slash line thro...
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