Tag: Fabricio Macias

First Pitch: A Look at that Large 2017-18 International Signing Class

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed a total 74 players during the 2017-18 international signing period. There were two reasons for the large group. The main reason is that they decided to take on a second Dominican Summer League team, so they needed to fill out a second roster. The other reason is that two different international […]
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Winter Leagues: Ten Pirates See Action Across Winter Ball

In Australia, Ji-Hwan Bae saw his team lose by a record-setting margin in a 25-4 game. He didn’t start, but came into the game in the sixth as a pinch-hitter and went 0-for-2. He showed off his impressive speed in the second at-bat, hitting a grounder to first base, where the first baseman was going […]
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Winter Leagues: Pirates Shut Down Oneil Cruz

In the Dominican on Tuesday, Leones del Escogido announced that the Pittsburgh Pirates shut down shortstop Oneil Cruz earlier than expected. He was supposed to play for two more weeks according to the original agreement made between the Pirates and Leones. Cruz played just eight games this winter, hitting .185/.267/.259, with two doubles, two walks […]
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Winter Leagues: Robbie Glendinning Has a Big Doubleheader Performance

In Saturday action from Australia, Ji-Hwan Bae went 1-for-4 with a run scored in the opening game of a doubleheader. He started at shortstop, but didn’t have a single play in the field. Bae was the DH in game two and went 1-for-4 with a single. He’s hitting .304/.429/.652 in seven games, with two doubles […]
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Winter Leagues: Pablo Reyes Returns to the Lineup…Again

In the Dominican on Wednesday night, Pablo Reyes returned to the lineup at third base and went 1-for-5 with a single and two strikeouts. He injured his ankle in his second game of the winter and missed exactly two weeks. Reyes played another nine games before the ankle began to bother him again, which caused […]
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Winter Leagues: Francisco Acuna is Off to a Strong Start in...

In Mexico, Fabricio Macias batted lead-off and played center field in a game that went 21 innings last night, taking seven hours and 13 minutes to play. He went 3-for-9 with his fourth double of the season and run scored in the 5-4 win. It’s the fourth straight multi-hit game for Macias, who now has […]
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Winter Leagues: Oneil Cruz has a Preferred Position

There were no games involving any Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday, but we have an interesting article to share from the Dominican, as well as a highlight from Mexico. Oneil Cruz gave an interview to the local media in the Dominican (link is in Spanish). He’s playing shortstop for Leones de Escogido this winter, where he […]
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Winter Leagues: Fabricio Macias Homers; Chris Sharpe Leads His Team to...

In winter league action from Sunday in Mexico, Fabricio Macias had his third straight multi-hit game and collected his first home run of the season. He went 2-for-4 and drove in two runs. Through 29 games this winter, he is putting up a .260/.318/.364 slash line. Randy Romero started in center field for Mazatlan and […]
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Winter Leagues: Fabricio Macias Collects Back-to-Back Multi-Hit Games; First Weekend Wraps...

In Puerto Rico on Saturday night, Chris Sharpe and Dylan Busby were both in the lineup for Gigantes de Carolina. Busby started at third base, before moving over to first base later in the game. He went 1-for-4 with a single and a run scored. He’s 2-for-14 through five games. Sharpe started in left field […]
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Winter Leagues: Ji-Hwan Bae Has a Big Game on Offense and...

In Australia on Saturday, Robbie Glendinning hit his second home run of the season in his team’s 5-2 loss. He went 1-for-3 with a walk, driving in both runs. He’s 3-for-9 through three games, with a double to go along with the two homers and five RBIs. Ji-Hwan Bae played his second game and did […]
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