Winter Leagues: Roberto Perez Debuts; Playoff Action for the Pirates in Winter Ball

A recap of the recent action for the Pittsburgh Pirates in winter ball. Almost everything was off on New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day, so this article dates back to Wednesday’s action.


In Puerto Rico, catcher Roberto Perez played his first game since signing a free agent deal with the Pirates. He went 0-for-3 with a walk as the DH.

In Mexico, Randy Romero played his fourth playoff game and he went 0-for-4 at the plate. He was 1-for-10 with two walks coming into the day. His team swept the first round of the playoffs, which wrapped up on Sunday night.


In Puerto Rico, Bligh Madris went 0-for-3 in the first game of a doubleheader. He did not play in the second game.




In Puerto Rico, Roberto Perez made his first start behind the plate and he had an 0-for-3 night. He’s 0-for-6 with a walk.

In the first playoff game in Colombia, Francisco Acuna went 0-for-1 with three walks and a stolen base. He hit .177/.325/.210 in 77 plate appearances during the regular season.

Tsung-Che Cheng’s team will play their first playoff game tonight. He hit .296/.389/.408 during the regular season, finishing first in the league with four triples and seventh with 24 runs, despite getting a late start to the season.