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Winter Leagues: Jose Osuna Makes His Winter Debut

In Venezuela on Saturday night, Jose Osuna made his winter debut a little later than usual. In the past, Osuna has played winter ball since the start of the season in Venezuela, which is usually during the second week of October. This year, the Pittsburgh Pirates wanted him to take a rest after the regular […]
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Pittsburgh Pirates Release Another Large Group of Minor Leaguers; Espinal Signs...

A day after we announced that the Pittsburgh Pirates released eight minor league players, Pirates Prospects has learned that the total group was expanded to 15 players released this week. Here are the seven additional players, along with a brief write-up on each of them. Julio de la Cruz is the big ticket name in […]
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Winter Leagues: Michael Suchy Homers in Australia Debut; Kang Reaches Base...

For the second game in a row in the Dominican, Leones del Escogido saw their day shortened due to rain. They played six innings on Tuesday, then had Wednesday’s game rained out. So the played on Thursday, which was a scheduled off-day. Starling Marte went 2-for-3 with two singles in the six inning game. Both […]
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Winter Leagues: Starling Marte Hits His Second Home Run of the...

In the Dominican on Sunday, Starling Marte returned to the lineup one day after leaving early due to a hit-by-pitch. Marte was hit in the helmet during the eighth inning of a tie game on Saturday night, then after running the bases, he left for a defensive replacement. On Sunday, Marte was once again hit […]
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Winter Leagues: Edwin Espinal Drives in Six Runs; Starling Marte Leaves...

The game between Escogido and Cibaenas in the Dominican on Saturday night was not kind to the Pittsburgh Pirates. On one side, you had Starling Marte going 0-for-3 with a strikeout, before getting hit by a pitch and leaving the game early. On the other side, you have Edwin Espinal, who just reached minor league […]
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Winter Leagues: Starling Marte Hits His First Home Run of the...

In the Dominican, Starling Marte hit his first home run of the winter. It was a step in the right direction for him through his first eight games. After a 1-for-4, two strikeout night, Marte is now 4-for-32 with one walk and 11 strikeouts. His hits so far are a single, double, triple and a […]
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Winter Leagues: Kang and Marte Continue to Struggle on Offense

In the Dominican, Jung-Ho Kang continues to show rust from the time off this regular season. He went 0-for-3 on Thursday night with three strikeouts. It seems easy to blame the time off for his struggles, but he was keeping in shape during the season in case he got his visa, plus he had 22 […]
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Winter Leagues: Starling Marte is Off to a Slow Start

In the Dominican on Tuesday night, Starling Marte went 0-for-3, leaving him 3-for-23 through six games, with a double, triple and a walk. He played center field for the first time and picked up an outfield assist for the second game in a row. We mentioned on Tuesday morning that Edwin Espinal had become a […]
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Minor League Free Agents for the Pittsburgh Pirates Include Cumpton, Heredia...

The Pittsburgh Pirates had 16 players reach minor league free agency on Monday. Prior to yesterday, the Pirates were the only team able to negotiate with these players for a 2018 contract, but now all 30 teams are able to sign them. Two of them were covered here already in lefty relievers Wade LeBlanc and […]
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Winter Leagues: Edwin Espinal Continues to Reach Base at a High...

In the Dominican on Monday night, Starling Marte went 0-for-4 with a strikeout. He picked up an outfield assist, throwing a runner out at home plate in the fifth inning to keep the game scoreless. Marte is now 3-for-20 through five games. His first three at-bats on this night, which included a strikeout, ground out […]
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