Tag: Erik Gonzalez

Jung Ho Kang and Erik Gonzalez Win Starting Jobs

Pittsburgh Pirates General Manager Neal Huntington told the media on Monday morning that the starting spots at third base and shortstop have been decided. Jung Ho Kang will be the starter at third base over Colin Moran, while Erik Gonzalez has beat out Kevin Newman for the starting shortstop spot. The interesting decision now will […]
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Winter League Recap: Performances by Gage Hinsz and Eduardo Vera Lead...

The winter league season got off to a very slow start for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Just a handful of players were seeing action. Once the later starting leagues began playing, the Pirates ended up with a decent amount of winter participants. Below you’ll find a recap for every player, along with a note about the […]
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Winter Leagues: Stephen Alemais Makes His Winter Debut; Osuna Hits Walk-Off...

In the Dominican on Saturday night, Stephen Alemais made his winter debut. He was drafted last year by Estrellas Orientales, but had not played a winter game until last night. Alemais batted ninth and played second base, going 0-for-2 before leaving for a pinch-hitter in the ninth. Alfredo Reyes actually pinch-ran after a walk to […]
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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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Winter Leagues: Gage Hinsz Continues His Winter Dominance with Six Shutout...

In Puerto Rico on Wednesday night, Gage Hinsz continued his brilliant comeback from open heart surgery back in May. He tossed six shutout innings on four hits (all singles), one walk and he struck out eight batters. Hinsz has thrown shutout ball in four of his five winter starts. He was facing a lineup last […]
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Winter Leagues: Erik Gonzalez Picks Up the Game-Winning Hit on Tuesday...

On Tuesday night in the Dominican, Erik Gonzalez and Pablo Reyes were in opposing dugouts and it was Gonzalez who came out on top. He went 1-for-4 with an RBI double in the top of the eighth, which ended up being the only run of the game. Reyes started at third base and went 1-for-4 […]
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Winter Leagues: Francisco Acuna Homers; Pablo Reyes Reaches Base Three Times

In Australia on Friday night, Robbie Glendinning made his winter debut (technically it’s summer there) and went 1-for-3 with a double. He played third base in a Perth Heat infield that also includes former Pirates Sam Kennelly and Tristan Gray. In the Dominican on Friday, Pablo Reyes started at third base and went 2-for-3 with […]
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Winter Leagues: Gage Hinsz Tosses Shutout Ball; Jose Osuna Debuts with...

In Puerto Rico on Wednesday night, Gage Hinsz made his fourth start of the winter and this was his best outing. He tossed six shutout innings on three hits and a walk, while striking out three batters. Hinsz posted a 10:3 GO/AO ratio. It’s his third shutout appearance of the winter. He debuted with four […]
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Winter Leagues: Jose Osuna is Set to Begin His Winter Season

In the Dominican on Tuesday night, Pablo Reyes started in right field and finished the game at third base. He has switched positions during games numerous times this winter, playing six positions total. Reyes went 1-for-4 with a single, walk and a run scored. He has a .248/.341/.331 slash line according to the MLB stats […]
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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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