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Winter Leagues: Eric Wood Homers; Elvis Escobar Returns to Action

In the Dominican on Thursday night, Eric Wood went 1-for-2 with a two-run homer and two walks. The home run was his second of the winter. On Friday, the Pirates announced that they signed outfielder Eury Perez to a minor league contract and invited him to Spring Training. He is playing for Leones del Escogido […]
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Winter Leagues: Alen Hanson Returns to the Lineup

On Wednesday night in the Dominican, Alen Hanson made his return to the lineup exactly one month after he left mid-game with a wrist injury. A couple days after he got hurt, his team announced his status was day-to-day, but he ended up missing another four weeks. Hanson went 1-for-4 with a single and an […]
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Winter Leagues: Alen Hanson Remains Out Due to Wrist Injury

On Wednesday night in Venezuela, Jose Osuna went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts. That dropped him down to a .239 average and a .685 OPS. He is third in the league with 31 strikeouts. Elvis Escobar singled as a pinch-hitter in the eighth inning, then finished the game in right field. He was thrown out trying […]
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Winter Leagues: Elias Diaz Makes Winter Debut; Hanson Out With Wrist...

Four days worth of action across the seven winter leagues now in season. Elias Diaz made his debut, Alen Hanson hasn’t played this week, Luis Heredia had a strong relief performance and Jose Osuna had the big hit of the week. Tuesday In the Dominican, Pablo Reyes lost his seven-game hit streak, going 0-for-4 with […]
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Almost Every Player on the Indianapolis Top 10 Prospects List Made...

While the Altoona prospect list was loaded with depth, it only had three prospects who will be among our top 20 prospects in the system. Indianapolis not only had the same depth, but it also has a lot of talent near the top of the system, giving them the best overall list. Some of those […]
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Winter Leagues: Alen Hanson Starts Off Slow; Pablo Reyes Extends Hit...

Three days worth of action from the six leagues currently playing winter ball, plus a seventh league starts up on Thursday. I mentioned on Monday morning how there hasn’t been much positive to talk about for the Pittsburgh Pirates in winter ball, and that continued with Alen Hanson in his first four games. Players who […]
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Winter Leagues: Alen Hanson Makes His Winter Debut

Four days worth of action, which includes Alen Hanson making his winter debut, Pablo Reyes breaking into the lineup, and Luis Heredia having two outings with very different results. Tuesday In Mexico, Luis Heredia retired all six batters he faced in a nice bounce back outing. He had one strikeout and threw 21 of his […]
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2016 Second Base Recap: Josh Harrison Gives the Pirates Exactly What...

After Francisco Liriano was traded, the next contract that Pirates fans started looking at was Josh Harrison’s extension. Harrison signed an extension at the start of the 2015 season, guaranteeing him $7.5 M in 2017, $10 M in 2018, and options of $10.5 M ($1 M buyout) in 2019 and $11 M ($5 M buyout) […]
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Winter Leagues: Action Opens Up in the Dominican on Thursday Night

Two days worth of action, as Luis Heredia had a nice bounce back performance, while the season opened up in the Dominican with one game on Thursday night. All Pirates on the Opening Day rosters in the Dominican are listed below. Wednesday After two poor outings to open up the season, Luis Heredia had a […]
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Alen Hanson Is Adjusting to Limited Time in September

PITTSBURGH – This September has been Alen Hanson’s first extended opportunity in the major leagues, but you would have to look carefully to see evidence of that in the box scores. Since being recalled on August 30, Hanson has accrued a total of 17 plate appearances over 13 games, and has only one start. He […]
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