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Winter Leagues: Rough Debut for Luis Heredia

A recap of the winter league action for the last three days. Still only two leagues in action, so the news has been slow. The Dominican League begins on Thursday. Puerto Rico starts up one week later, then Australia and Colombia both start in November. Wednesday In Venezuela, Jose Osuna went 0-for-4 with his first […]
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Winter Leagues: Action Begins in Venezuela with a Big Day From...

Winter League baseball has begun in Venezuela, where seven players from the Pirates are currently on the rosters. We will have a preview of the league in Mexico once action begins there on Tuesday night. For now, we take a look at the players in the Venezuelan league, which started play on Thursday night. Just […]
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Morning Report: The Pirates Were Busy Shuffling Minor League Rosters on...

I originally didn’t have a subject for the Morning Report, but I wrote up two paragraphs early on Tuesday about pitcher Mike Wallace, who was promoted from Bristol to Morgantown. You can see that just below. We then got so ridiculously busy with news and four people providing coverage of games, that we strayed from […]
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Minor Moves: Ed Easley and Jeff Roy Released, Osuna Promotion Made...

The Pittsburgh Pirates made a handful of moves today, mostly involving Indianapolis and Bradenton. *Jorge Rondon has cleared waivers and been sent outright to Indianapolis. He pitched twice for the Pirates, allowing seven runs over 3.2 innings. *The Jose Osuna promotion was posted about last night was made official. To make room for him on […]
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Minor Moves: Trevor Williams to the DL, Jhondaniel Medina Promoted to...

The Indianapolis Indians added more depth to their bullpen today by adding Jhondaniel Medina from Altoona to the mix. Trevor Williams was placed on the 7-day disabled list to make room for the move (retroactive to 4-14). Indianapolis has been short on bullpen help of late with the recent promotions of A.J. Schugel and Rob Scahill […]
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Winter Leagues: Willy Garcia Returns to Lineup

In the Dominican on Friday, Willy Garcia started for the first time in over a week and went 1-for-3 with a walk, driving in two runs and stealing a base. He is batting .167 through ten games, with ten strikeouts in 27 at-bats. A late update to Thursday’s boxscore, shows that Garcia finished the game […]
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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: 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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Morning Report: A Two-Year Streak, DSL Notes, Playoffs and a Former...

Instead of one big subject, I decided to talk briefly about four different things this morning. A long streak from a reliever gets broken. The DSL prospect list will be posted within the next week. Altoona has a big series starting tonight and a former Pirates’ prospect gets a well-deserved promotion to the big leagues. […]
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Four Relievers in Altoona Who Could Eventually Pitch in Pittsburgh

The jump from Single-A to Double-A is commonly known as the most difficult move in minor league baseball, for both pitchers and hitters. From a pitchers’ standpoint, batters are more likely to lay off of balls outside of the strike zone. If you are a pitcher that is used to inducing swings and misses on […]
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