Tag: Engelb Vielma

San Francisco Giants Claim Engelb Vielma Off Waivers from Pirates

Shortstop Engelb Vielma has been claimed off waivers by the San Francisco Giants on Thursday. The Pirates traded away Shane Carle yesterday, so both players who were designated for assignment after the Gerrit Cole trade are no longer in the system. Vielma was selected off waivers by the Pirates from the Philadelphia Phillies back on […]
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Pirates Designate Shane Carle and Engelb Vielma For Assignment

The Pittsburgh Pirates have designated right-handed pitcher Shane Carle and infielder Engelb Vielma for assignment, per a team press release. These moves are the corresponding moves for yesterday’s trades, which added Colin Moran, Joe Musgrove, and Michael Feliz to the 40-man roster. Carle was originally drafted by the Pirates in 2013, and was later traded […]
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Winter Leagues: Suchy, Escobar, Glendinning and Rodriguez Have All Played Well...

Winter league action has slowed down, at least for news concerning the Pittsburgh Pirates, so we have results from the last four days here. Monday In Colombia, shortstop Francisco Acuna saw his first action in the playoffs, coming off the bench to go 0-for-2 in a one-sided loss. Acuna lost his starting spot when the […]
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Winter Leagues: Escobar Comes Through in a Big Spot; Quinones Makes...

On Sunday in Australia, Robbie Glendinning went 1-for-4 with a single and a run scored. Through his first two weeks of winter action, he’s hitting .344/.462/.469 in eight games. He has eight RBIs and has scored 11 runs. Michael Suchy extended his on base streak to 15 games, going 1-for-2 with a double, run scored […]
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Winter Leagues: Suchy and Glendinning Continue to Hit Well in Australia

In Australia on Saturday, Robbie Glendinning went 2-for-5 with a double, run scored and an RBI. He’s hitting .357/.486/.500 through his first seven games. This year’s 21st round draft pick has played all seven games at shortstop, committing one error in 37 chances. Michael Suchy went 1-for-4 with a single. He extended his on base […]
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Winter Leagues: Another 2017 Draft Pick Could Make His Winter Debut...

There wasn’t much going on Thursday night in winter ball action, so we have updates here from the last two days. I’ll note that the playoffs are going on in Colombia, but Francisco Acuna didn’t play in either of his team’s first two games. He is still on the active roster. In Mexico on Thursday, […]
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Winter Leagues: Rodriguez Continues to Impress on the Mound; Suchy Extends...

One night after helping his team to a 4-3 win in the Venezuelan league playoff opener, Elvis Escobar went 2-for-4 and drove in two runs in his team’s 8-0 victory. He went 0-for-4 in the first game, but walked twice and scored each time, accounting for half of his team’s runs. Engelb Vielma went 1-for-4 […]
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Winter Leagues: Elvis Escobar Helps His Team to Victory in Playoff...

The playoffs began in Venezuela on Tuesday night and two Pittsburgh Pirates saw action. Engelb Vielma had a decent day at the plate, going 2-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI in his team’s 11-8 loss. He hit .240/.311/.302 in 34 games during the regular season in Venezuela this winter. Elvis Escobar went 0-for-4 […]
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Winter Leagues: A 2017 Draft Pick Makes His Winter Debut

From Friday in Australia, Robbie Glendinning, who was selected by the Pirates in the 21st round of the 2017 draft, made his winter debut for the Perth Heat. He played shortstop and went 0-for-1 with three walks and a run scored.  Glendinning hit .198/.342/.229 in 29 games with Morgantown after being drafted. Going back to […]
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Winter Leagues: Oneil Cruz and Jerrick Suiter Make Their Winter Debuts

The regular season in the Dominican wrapped up on Thursday night and Oneil Cruz made his winter debut. Cruz was the main piece acquired in the Tony Watson trade. He only has Low-A experience and he just turned 19 in October, so it’s no surprised that he couldn’t break into the lineup of one of […]
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