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Winter Leagues: Regular Season Wraps Up in Australia

The regular season ended in Australia on Saturday, but two Pittsburgh Pirates will continue on into the playoffs. Here’s a recap from the last two days of action. The next winter article will be next Sunday, with a recap for the week. Then once all of the Pirates are done for the winter, we will […]
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Winter Leagues: Connor MacDonald and Elvis Escobar Homer

Action from the last three days of winter ball below. There were no games of interest on Monday. Seven Pittsburgh Pirates were still playing as of Tuesday, though one saw his season end that day. Tuesday In game three of the Venezuelan league finals, Elvis Escobar went 1-for-4 with a solo homer in his team’s […]
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Winter Leagues: Escobar Doubles His Team to Victory; Suchy Extends On...

On Sunday in Australia, Michael Suchy extended his on base streak to 21 games by going 2-for-5 with a single and his 12th double. He scored two runs and drove in a pair. With one week remaining in the season, Suchy is hitting .306/.386/.570 through 34 games. In this unusually high year for offense, he […]
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Winter Leagues: Suchy and Glendinning Homer; MacDonald Pitches Again

It was a busy Saturday in Australia with every team playing a doubleheader and all four Pittsburgh Pirates got into action. We start with Michael Suchy, who extended his on base streak to 20 games. He has reached base on hits in all but one of those games. Suchy went 1-for-2 with a double and […]
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Winter Leagues: Michael Suchy Homers; Four Hits for Robbie Glendinning

In Australia on Friday, Michael Suchy hit a solo home run to extend his on base streak to 18 games. Suchy left his last game in the first inning after getting hit with a bat while standing in the on deck circle. It was the second time in six days that he left a game […]
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Winter Leagues: Update on the Newest Minor League Signing

We have winter league news from the last four days, including an update on a recent minor league signing. On Monday in Venezuela, Elvis Escobar went 1-for-3 with a double, walk, RBI and run scored in his team’s 11-9 victory. Lara swept their second round playoff series and moved on to the finals. Escobar went […]
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Pittsburgh Pirates Sign 1B/OF Connor MacDonald to a Minor League Contract

Pirates Prospects has learned that the Pittsburgh Pirates have signed 1B/OF Connor MacDonald to a minor league contract on Tuesday. MacDonald was released by the Houston Astros this past July. Before being released, he had reached Short-season A-ball after being signed as an international (Australia) free agent in 2014. He hit .252/.339/.387 in 150 total […]
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