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Winter Leagues: Elias Diaz Doesn’t Receive Permission to Play Winter Ball

In Venezuela on Thursday night, Jose Osuna went 1-for-4 with a double and an RBI. He has collected seven doubles and driven in 13 runs already this winter in just 16 games. Osuna has a .387/.449/.581 slash line. He made his 11th straight start in right field. Elvis Escobar had his worst outing of the […]
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Winter Leagues: Prospect Recaps from Games in Six Countries

In Puerto Rico, 19-year-old second baseman Rodolfo Castro played his third game of the winter and went 1-for-4 with a single. He is 5-for-13 with five singles. In Colombia, Edgar Barrios started at shortstop and went 0-for-3 with a walk and run scored. In the ninth inning, Francisco Acuna batted for Barrios and struck out. […]
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Winter Leagues: Pablo Reyes Wraps Up a Solid Season in the...

Monday was the end of the regular season in the Dominican and Pablo Reyes confirmed that his winter season was over. It was an interesting 41 games for the 25-year-old, who will be playing for a bench spot with the Pittsburgh Pirates this upcoming spring. Reyes hit .255/.342/.326 in 165 plate appearances. That .668 OPS […]
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Winter Leagues: Elvis Escobar Continues to Pitch Well; Robbie Glendinning Homers...

In Venezuela, Elvis Escobar continues his impressive winter on the mound. He’s still getting limited work, but he has been very effective in the role. On Friday, he recorded the final out of the sixth inning, stranding two inherited runners. He stayed on for a scoreless seventh, issuing a walk and picking up a strikeout. […]
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Quiet Rule 5 Draft for Pirates, As They Make Two Minor...

The MLB Rule 5 draft is at noon today. The Pittsburgh Pirates go into the day with an open spot on their 40-man roster. That spot will be filled by free agent signing Jordan Lyles as soon as his contract is official (likely happening tomorrow), but the Pirates still have the option to make a […]
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Winter Leagues: Jose Osuna and Luis Escobar Face Off in Venezuela

Two days worth of action in winter ball, with interesting pitcher/batter match-ups each day. Colombia was busy on Sunday, as all four Pittsburgh Pirates saw action on the same day for the first time. Three of them were in the same game and it was an interesting match-up for those who follow prospects in the […]
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Winter Leagues: Three More Hits for Jose Osuna; Strong Outing for...

In the Dominican on Thursday night, Erik Gonzalez was back at shortstop (he was the DH on Wednesday) and he went 0-for-4. That was after collecting two hits in each of his last two games. He is now hitting .246/.263/.307 in 29 games this winter. Michael Feliz needed just 20 pitches to get through 1.2 […]
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Winter Leagues: Elvis Escobar is Putting Up Solid Results; An Update...

In the Dominican on Friday night, Michael Feliz made his second appearance, just hours after agreeing to a 2019 contract with the Pirates. He faced three batters, getting a ground out and a strikeout, while giving up a single. He threw a shutout inning in his debut earlier this week. Erik Gonzalez had his second […]
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Winter Leagues: Luis Escobar Debuts in Venezuela; Tyler Eppler Throws Shutout...

In Venezuela, Luis Escobar made his long anticipated winter debut, which was delayed due to visa issues. Pitching for Aguilas del Zulia, he went 4.1 innings, allowing one unearned run on two hits, with two walks and two strikeouts. He threw a total of 61 pitches, with 36 going for strikes. Escobar retired nine straight […]
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Winter Leagues: Solid Night from Jerrick Suiter Helps Lead Gigantes to...

In the Dominican on Wednesday night, Pablo Reyes started at third base and went 1-for-5 with a run scored. He played the final two innings on defense at second base. The single by Reyes came against former Pirate Brandon Cumpton. Reyes is hitting .245/.343/.319 in 27 games. Here’s Reyes scoring his run from first base […]
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