Tag: Danny Ortiz

Winter Leagues: Nefi Ogando Pitches Well in Dominican Playoffs

Five days worth of winter league action covered below. The five players mentioned here are the last five Pittsburgh Pirates still playing winter ball. Monday In Venezuela, Elvis Escobar played the last two innings on defense in left field without getting an at-bat. In the Dominican, Nefi Ogando returned from the winter mini-camp in Bradenton […]
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Winter Leagues: Eury Perez Leaves with Injury; Eric Wood Added to...

Action from the few Pittsburgh Pirates left in winter ball over the weekend, plus a note on third baseman Eric Wood. Saturday In Puerto Rico, Danny Ortiz continued to play on after his team was eliminated in the first round. He was taken in the draft by Cangrejeros de Santurce. Ortiz went 0-for-4 with two […]
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Winter Leagues: Week in Review Highlighted by Eury Perez Home Run

With a few players seeing their season end last weekend, and Jose Osuna attending the Pirates mini-camp in Bradenton, the action in winter ball has been very light this week. There won’t be much going on unless some players of note return to action, so there might only be a couple more winter articles left. […]
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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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Morning Report: Minor League Home Run Leaders for the Pirates

On Friday night, Danny Ortiz hit his 17th home run of the season. That’s significant because it put him at the top of the minor league home run leaders for the Pirates. He came into the night tied with Eric Wood and Tito Polo. Obviously, Wood can still catch/pass Ortiz over the last three days […]
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Top Performers: Meadows, Hanson, Hayes, Polo, Glasnow, Keller, Hinsz, Heredia

Every week we have live reports from all over the system, along with additional views of the upper levels via MiLB.tv from John Dreker. This week we had live coverage of Indianapolis, Altoona, and West Virginia. All of these reports are combined, and used each week to highlight the top performers during that time span. […]
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Pirates Cut Seven From Major League Camp

The Pittsburgh Pirates made another round of cuts on Tuesday morning, getting the active roster down to 35 players ahead of Sunday’s opener. They will also need to make decisions about Matt Joyce and Cory Luebke today, as both players have opt outs in their contract. Players on the 40-man roster are optioned to the […]
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Winter Wrap-Up and World Baseball Classic Notes

The final game of winter ball will be played today in the Caribbean Series, as Mexico takes on Venezuela. The team from Mexico included Carlos Munoz, Harold Ramirez and Luis Heredia during the regular season, though none of them were around for the Caribbean Series. The only Pirates’ player in the series was Danny Ortiz, […]
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Winter Leagues: News, Notes and Recaps From the Last Week

A recap of the past week for Pittsburgh Pirates in winter ball, plus some news and notes at the bottom. Saturday In the Dominican, Mel Rojas Jr. went 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI. In Puerto Rico, Danny Ortiz went 0-for-3 with a walk. Sunday In Australia, Sam Kennelly went 0-for-4, ending his […]
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Winter Leagues: Polo Shutdown, Osuna Injury Update

In the Dominican league playoffs on Tuesday night, Mel Rojas Jr. struck out as a pinch-hitter in his team’s 4-3 win in 13 innings. He has yet to pick up a hit in the playoffs. Pedro Florimon went 0-for-2 and committed his second error of the playoffs. Gustavo Nunez was used as a pinch-runner and […]
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