Winter Leagues: Updates on the New Players

Two days of action here for Pittsburgh Pirates playing in winter ball, plus winter ball updates on new minor league signings.

On Monday in the Dominican, Richard Rodriguez (pictured above) made his fifth straight scoreless appearance. All told, he has thrown five shutout innings on two hits and one walk, with four strikeouts.

Hector Noesi made his third start and allowed one run over three innings. He gave up one hit, with no walks and one strikeout. He has a 3.00 ERA in 12 innings, with a .244 BAA and ten strikeouts.

Williams Jerez had a rough outing, allowing two hits, two runs and a walk, while facing just three batters. He has a 4.38 ERA in 12.1 innings over 16 appearances. Jerez has 14 strikeouts and a .271 BAA.

The Pirates signed three minor league players on Tuesday and all three have participated in winter ball this year. Hector Noesi was also announced with that group, so you could say they were 4-for-4 with winter league players.

Phillip Evans played in Mexico through late October. He hit .204/.298/.245 in 14 games.

Miguel Del Pozo last played two weeks ago in the Dominican. He made six appearances and threw 5.2 innings, with three earned runs on six hits, three walks and seven strikeouts.

Socrates Brito has played full-time all winter for Estrellas Orientales in the Dominican. He is hitting .296/.374/.425 in 49 games, and he is sitting second in the league with ten doubles.

Tuesday’s Action

In the Dominican, Alfredo Reyes played shortstop late in the game and went 0-for-1. The current minor league free agent has played just six games this winter and tonight was his second at-bat. Yes, it was a slow day, though Socrates Brito also played and his stats are included above.