Tag: Erik Gonzalez

Revisiting Frank Coonelly’s Arbitration Comments

Friday was kind of like Christmas to me. I got to update my payroll spreadsheet with official salary figures for the eight players on the roster that were eligible for salary arbitration. I enjoy this because it clarifies my projection, and simply because I love any kind of transaction news. However, I couldn’t help but […]
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Winter Leagues: A Look at the Pirates in the Dominican at...

Only three Pittsburgh Pirates saw action in winter ball and nothing of note happened, so I took a look at the results from the Pirates in the Dominican, where they held their All-Star game over the weekend. In Colombia, Francisco Acuna batted lead-off and played shortstop, going 1-for-5 with a single. He’s hitting .333/.440/.367 in […]
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Winter Leagues: Luis Escobar Makes His Second Start in Colombia

Wednesday’s winter league action from the players for the Pittsburgh Pirates. In Colombia, Luis Escobar got the start. He cruised through three scoreless innings, then things fell apart in the fourth. He gave up four runs on five hits, a walk and a hit batter. Three of the hits were soft contact, including a bloop […]
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Winter Leagues: Robbie Glendinning Helps Australia to Victory Over Team USA;...

Winter League action from Tuesday night for players from the Pittsburgh Pirates. Erik Gonzalez had his injured foot checked out by the Pirates on Tuesday and he will undergo surgery today. According to Luis Tomas Rae Barrett out of the Dominican, Gonzalez said that the rehab will take 8-10 weeks, which effectively ends his chances […]
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Winter Leagues: Cody Ponce and Robbie Glendinning Continue on in Premier12...

In the Premier12 tournament, team USA moved on to the Super Round on Monday and Cody Ponce got the start. He had a rough first inning, which led to a 5-1 loss to Korea. Ponce went 3.1 innings, allowing three runs on five hits and a walk, with no strikeouts. He threw five shutout innings […]
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Winter Leagues: Erik Gonzalez Suffers a Left Foot Fracture

Winter league action over the last two days for players from the Pittsburgh Pirates. Saturday In the Dominican, Leones del Escogido announced that Erik Gonzalez suffered a fracture on his left foot on Friday night from a foul ball. He is out indefinitely. Gonzalez is batting .250/.326/.425 in 11 games. Pablo Reyes started at second […]
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Winter Leagues: Pablo Reyes Hits a Walk-Off Home Run; Luis Escobar...

Winter league action from Friday night for players from the Pittsburgh Pirates includes two debuts in Colombia and some heroics from Pablo Reyes. In the Dominican, Pablo Reyes played his fifth game and he was 0-for-4 through the first nine innings, then hit a walk-off solo homer in the tenth. It was the second homer […]
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Winter Leagues: Pablo Reyes Returns Strong from Ankle Injury

Winter League and Premier12 action for players from the Pittsburgh Pirates over the last two days. Tuesday Two long-time Pirates players who just became minor league free agents saw action on Tuesday in the Premier12 tournament. Elvis Escobar pitched for team Venezuela and retired the final batter of the seventh inning, before walking the first […]
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Winter Leagues: Five Pittsburgh Pirates See Winter Action Over the Last...

Winter recaps for the Pittsburgh Pirates in winter ball over the last two days, plus those playing in the Premier12 tournament that runs through November 17th. Sunday In the Dominican, Erik Gonzalez started at third base and went 1-for-5 with his second double and a run scored. Pedro Vasquez made his fourth appearance, going 1.2 […]
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Winter Leagues: Cody Ponce Leads Team USA to Victory; Erik Gonzalez...

Winter recap for players from the Pittsburgh Pirates over the last four days. For the beginning of the week, see this link. The Premier12 tournament began in four different locations on Saturday, with teams from 12 different countries competing. The Pirates are represented by Cody Ponce on Team USA, Robbie Glendinning on Australia, Elvis Escobar […]
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