Winter Leagues: Randy Romero Wraps Up His Impressive Season in Mexico

Here’s a recap of the last two days in winter league action for the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Wednesday

In Colombia, Tsung-Che Cheng went 0-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored.

Francisco Acuna went 1-for-3 with a run, RBI, walk and stolen base.

Randy Romero went 2-for-4 with an RBI and his 16th stolen base.

Thursday

In Colombia, Tsung-Che Cheng went 1-for-5 with two runs scored, an RBI and a stolen base. He’s now hitting .312/.402/.430 in 93 at-bats, with 24 runs scored and 12 walks in 22 games.

Francisco Acuna went 2-for-4 with two runs scored, a double, an RBI and a walk. He’s now hitting .208/.344/.245 in 64 plate appearances.

In Mexico, Randy Romero had an 0-for-5 night, with the lone highlight being an outfield assist. He hit .289 with a .678 OPS in 67 games. The regular season ended last night in Mexico. He finished third in the league with 81 hits and third with 16 steals.

In Puerto Rico, Michael Perez went 0-for-3 with a walk, run scored and an RBI. He’s now hitting .178 with a .714 OPS in 14 games.

Free agent Oddy Nunez started and allowed three runs on three hits and two walks in his only inning of work. He has given up six runs in four innings over two starts and two relief outings.

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