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Winter Leagues: A Look at the Pirates in the Dominican at...

Only three Pittsburgh Pirates saw action in winter ball and nothing of note happened, so I took a look at the results from the Pirates in the Dominican, where they held their All-Star game over the weekend. In Colombia, Francisco Acuna batted lead-off and played shortstop, going 1-for-5 with a single. He’s hitting .333/.440/.367 in […]
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Winter Leagues: Robbie Glendinning Helps Australia to Victory Over Team USA;...

Winter League action from Tuesday night for players from the Pittsburgh Pirates. Erik Gonzalez had his injured foot checked out by the Pirates on Tuesday and he will undergo surgery today. According to Luis Tomas Rae Barrett out of the Dominican, Gonzalez said that the rehab will take 8-10 weeks, which effectively ends his chances […]
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Winter Leagues: Fabricio Macias is Off to a Solid Start in...

Winter recap for players from the Pittsburgh Pirates over the last three days. Sunday In the Dominican, Erik Gonzalez played his third game and went 1-for-3 with a double, run scored and an RBI on a sacrifice fly. Joel Cesar gave up his first runs of the winter after starting with 3.1 shutout frames over […]
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Winter Leagues: Pablo Reyes Homers, Gets Injured; Erik Gonzalez Debuts

A recap of the Pittsburgh Pirates players in winter ball action over the last week. The recaps should come more often very soon with the Arizona Fall League completed. In case you missed the winter preview, here’s the link. It includes starting dates for the other leagues, as well as some Pirates who are scheduled […]
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Winter Leagues: Pablo Reyes Will Begin to Play Winter Ball Soon

Here’s a day-by-day recap of winter league action over the last four days. Wednesday In Mexico, see if you can find any similarities between the usage of the three young Pittsburgh Pirates outfielders in the league. Fernando Villegas was used as a pinch-runner in the ninth inning during his team’s 6-5 loss. Fabricio Macias was […]
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Winter Leagues: Pedro Vasquez Debuts with Three Shutout Innings

Here’s a day-by-day recap of the Pittsburgh Pirates in winter ball over the last three days. Sunday In Mexico, Fabricio Macias came on as a pinch-runner late, stayed in the game in right field and collected a single in his first at-bat of the winter. In his season debut two days earlier, he was used […]
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Seven Bradenton Marauders Named to Florida State League All-Star Game

The Florida State League announced the All-Star selections for their June 15th All-Star game. The Bradenton Marauders had seven players selected. Outfielders Travis Swaggerty and Calvin Mitchell, shortstop Robbie Glendinning, third baseman Dylan Busby and pitchers Cody Bolton, Luis Escobar and Joel Cesar were all chosen to represent the Marauders. The obvious choices here are […]
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Minor Moves: Luis Escobar Promoted to Indianapolis; Six Other Pitchers on...

It was reported by Jon Heyman last night that right-handed pitcher Montana DuRapau will be promoted to the Pittsburgh Pirates today. Right-handed pitcher Clay Holmes is reportedly on the way to join the Pirates today as well. We will have more on those moves when they are made official. For now, seven minor league pitchers […]
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Winter Leagues: Four Players Make Their Winter Debuts

Two days worth of action to cover and four new players have been added to the winter coverage. On Friday night in the Dominican, Pablo Reyes started at shortstop and went 2-for-5, with a double, run scored and two RBIs. He moved over to third base on Saturday and went 1-for-3 with a sacrifice bunt. […]
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Six Pittsburgh Pirates Selected in the Dominican Winter League Draft

The Dominican winter league held their annual draft on Wednesday night and six Pittsburgh Pirates were selected. The winter draft this year was for Dominican players who made their debut in full season ball during the 2018 season. Once these players are drafted, that teams holds their rights during the winter whether the play or […]
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