Tag: Gorkys Hernandez

Winter Leagues: Boscan Continues Shutout Streak, Ramirez in HR Derby

In the Dominican on Friday night, Mel Rojas Jr. went 1-for-2 with a double, two walks, a stolen base and a run scored. He has been struggling lately, so it is a little surprising that his successful game came in the lead-off spot.  He has been hitting in the bottom of the order most of […]
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Winter Leagues: Rojas Opens Dominican League Season With a Home Run

The Dominican League became the third winter league to begin on Thursday night and Mel Rojas Jr. opened the season with a bang. He hit a two-run homer in the sixth inning, as his team won 9-3. Rojas started the game in left field and moved over the center field late in the game. He […]
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Winter Leagues: Luis Heredia Debuts in Mexico

In Mexico on Wednesday night, Luis Heredia made his winter debut in Mexico, coming on in relief in the eighth inning. He came in with his team trailing 3-2 and walked the first batter he faced. Heredia threw a wild pitch to advance the runner to second base, then got a ground out to first […]
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Winter Leagues: Harold Ramirez Makes Debut in Mexico

On Saturday night in Mexico, Harold Ramirez made his off-season debut. The last two winters, he has played in Colombia, but this year he is taking a step up in the competition. Early in the winter, the level of play in Mexico is approximately the same as AA. It gets better later in the year […]
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Winter Leagues: Dodson Pitches Gem in Winter Debut

It was a busy Friday night in Venezuela for players from the Pittsburgh Pirates’ farm system. We start off with Zack Dodson making his winter ball debut. He never played fall ball either, so this was his first off-season pitching outside of the instructional league and he put together a terrific performance. Pitching for Caribes […]
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Winter Leagues: Elvis Escobar Could Be One to Watch This Off-Season

On Wednesday night, as the season ended in Pittsburgh, a new season began down in the Caribbean. You can read the winter league preview here, with a look at all the confirmed winter league players from the Pirates’ system. Venezuela kicked off the action with a full schedule on the first day. Below is a […]
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Pirates Outright Gorkys Hernandez, Promote Logan Ratledge to Morgantown

The Pittsburgh Pirates have sent Gorkys Hernandez outright to Indianapolis, opening up a spot on the 40-man roster. He was on the disabled list since July 13th, though he has been playing rehab games in Indianapolis this week. Hernandez went 0-for-5 in eight games with the Pirates. The Pirates also promoted 13th round draft pick […]
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Injury Updates: Harrison, Sadler, Hernandez, Lambo, Scahill, Taillon

Neal Huntington met with reporters before Sunday’s game against the Nationals. Huntington provided injury updates on a number of players. Josh Harrison Josh Harrison was seen taking grounders from third base before Sunday’s game. Huntington said that Harrison is making great progress, but there is still a realistic time frame for him to recover. “The […]
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Pirates Call Up Wilfredo Boscan, Place Gorkys Hernandez on the DL

The Pittsburgh Pirates needed a pitcher today in Milwaukee. Vance Worley made the start yesterday after Francisco Liriano was scratched with a neck injury. After Worley was bounced early, the Pirates needed multiple innings from Deolis Guerra and Antonio Bastardo. The result is that their bullpen is depleted. They solved that issue by calling up […]
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Why Gorkys and Lombardozzi Over Decker and a Taillon Update

The Pittsburgh Pirates promoted Gorkys Hernandez to the majors today, while also making a few other moves that brought up Steve Lombardozzi and sent out Jose Tabata and Chris Volstad. In today’s meeting with the media, Neal Huntington discussed why the Pirates brought up Hernandez. “Quite honestly we wanted to take a look and see […]
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