Tag: Francisco Acuna

Winter Leagues: Francisco Acuna Extends On Base Streak; Escobar and Osuna...

In Venezuela on Wednesday night, Jose Osuna went 1-for-3 with a single and a walk. He played third base for the fifth time this winter and fielded one grounder cleanly. He was replaced on defense in the ninth and that replacement player fielded a grounder for the second out, so Osuna lost an opportunity for […]
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Winter Leagues: Nik Turley Makes His Winter Debut in the Dominican

In the Dominican on Monday night, Nik Turley made his winter debut as a starter for Estrellas Orientales and went three innings. The 28-year-old lefty allowed one unearned run on two hits and a walk, while picking up four strikeouts. Two of those strikeouts came against Alen Hanson, who also just started playing winter ball. […]
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Winter Leagues: Another Big Day From Elvis Escobar; Marte is Still...

In Venezuela, Elvis Escobar broke a 2-for-23 slump on Saturday night when he went 4-for-4, then backed that up with a 3-for-4 night on Sunday. He hit two doubles on Sunday, giving him six for the winter. Escobar is now hitting .288/.331/.348 through 38 games. Jose Osuna had the weekend off so he could go […]
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Winter Leagues: Four Hits for Elvis Escobar; Michael Suchy Homers

In the Dominican on Saturday night, Starling Marte went 1-for-4 with a single and three strikeouts. He also committed his first error of the winter. Marte is batting .209/.250/.343 in 18 games, with two walks and 19 strikeouts. Pablo Reyes went 0-for-3 with an error. He’s hitting .238/.319/.300 in 26 games. Anderson Feliz went 2-for-4 […]
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Winter Leagues: Osuna Has Another Quiet Day at Third; Acuna Picks...

On Thursday night in Venezuela, Jose Osuna played his second game at third base this winter. After having just one play in his hot corner debut on Wednesday, Osuna barely saw more action on Thursday. He handled one grounder cleanly and another batter reached on an infield single to third base. Without seeing that play, […]
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Winter Leagues: Francisco Acuna Reaches Base Four Times; Reyes Continues Recent...

In the Dominican on Tuesday night, Starling Marte went 0-for-3 with a walk, RBI and a run scored. Through 15 games, he has a .185 average, with one double, one triple and two homers. The walk was his second of the season. Pablo Reyes continued his recent mini stretch of success by going 2-for-4 with […]
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Winter Leagues: Updated Stats for Pittsburgh Pirates in Winter Ball

A slow day in winter ball on Monday due to just one game in the Dominican, plus the league in Mexico held it’s All-Star game. I included stats for all of the active Pirates in winter ball at the bottom. I left off Anderson Feliz and Carlos Munoz, who are minor league free agents, though […]
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Winter Leagues: Edgar Santana Returns to the Mound

Not much action today because some big names (Marte, Kang, Espinal, Pablo Reyes) saw their games rained out on Wednesday. In the Dominican on Wednesday, Edgar Santana made his third appearance of the winter and allowed one unearned run in his one inning of work. He gave up a single and a walk, while picking […]
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Winter Leagues: Jin-De Jhang is Headed to Australia for Winter Ball

In the Dominican on Tuesday night, rain wiped out one game and shortened another. Starling Marte’s team lost 6-0 after the game was called with two outs in the top of the seventh. He went 0-for-3 with a strikeout. Through 11 games, he is batting .143, with a double, a triple, two homers and a […]
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Winter Leagues: Starling Marte Hits His Second Home Run of the...

In the Dominican on Sunday, Starling Marte returned to the lineup one day after leaving early due to a hit-by-pitch. Marte was hit in the helmet during the eighth inning of a tie game on Saturday night, then after running the bases, he left for a defensive replacement. On Sunday, Marte was once again hit […]
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