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Minor Moves: Pirates Cut Eight Minor League Pitchers, Three Other Players...

The Pittsburgh Pirates cut eight pitchers from minor league camp on Tuesday afternoon. There are also two retirement announcements from over the off-season, plus a recent retirement from minor league camp. All three retired players were signed in 2016, two as draft picks. The two biggest names among the players cut today would be Jake […]
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Winter Leagues: The Pirates Have Playing Time Restrictions on Elias Diaz

Action from across winter ball over the last couple days for Pittsburgh Pirates players in seven different leagues. Thursday In Venezuela, Elias Diaz caught his fourth game and went 0-for-4 with a strikeout. This was the first game that runners attempted to steal against him and they were successful on both tries. Diaz is 3-for-14 […]
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Winter Leagues: News and Notes from the Dominican, Venezuela, Mexico and...

Three days worth of notes in today’s recap, with news from the Dominican, Venezuela, Australia and Mexico. Sunday In Venezuela, Jose Osuna went 1-for-2 with a single. His team waved the white flag in the sixth inning as they trailed 10-2, replacing most of the lineup, including Osuna. In nine games, he is hitting .290/.389/.484, […]
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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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Minor Moves: Hughston Returns to West Virginia, Roth Sent to Morgantown

The Pittsburgh Pirates made some minor league moves on Thursday afternoon for their two clubs in West Virginia. Casey Hughston returned to the Power after a stint in Extended Spring Training. Logan Sendelbach was added to the roster as well. Julio Vivas and Billy Roth were assigned to Morgantown to make room for the two […]
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Winter Leagues: Diaz and Osuna Lead Team to Tenth Straight Victory

In Venezuela on Saturday night, Elias Diaz and Jose Osuna helped lead their team to a tenth straight win. That was after they started the season with a 9-24 record. Diaz went 2-for-4 with his third homer(shown below) and his third double. Osuna went 3-for-4 with a walk, two runs scored, and three singles, which […]
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Winter Leagues: Alen Hanson Capitalizes on Recent Playing Time Off Bench

In the Dominican on Wednesday night, Alen Hanson wasn’t in the starting lineup for the fourth straight game, but he could see some more action soon. Hanson came in during the second inning after starting second baseman Jose Ramirez suffered a leg injury on a takeout slide, which required him to be carried off the […]
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Winter Leagues: More Control Issues For Heredia, Osuna Continues to Hit

In Mexico on Saturday night, Luis Heredia had a disastrous outing, walking all three batters he faced. He was coming off a game in which he walked two batters and hit another, without recording an out. In those two games combined, he threw just four strikes out of 25 pitches. All three runners ended up […]
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Winter Leagues: Munoz Homers, Dodson and Lambo Struggle

In the Dominican on Tuesday, Andrew Lambo went 0-for-4 with an RBI. He played left field, his third different position this winter, previously starting games in right field and at first base(plus starts at DH). Lambo is hitting just .088(3-for-34) through ten games, with a home run, two singles and two walks. Alen Hanson pinch-hit […]
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