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Pirates Sign Outfielder Danny Ortiz and RHP Curtis Partch

According to Matt Eddy from Baseball America, the Pittsburgh Pirates have signed outfielder Danny Ortiz to a minor league deal. He was a 2008 draft pick of the Minnesota Twins, selected in the fourth round, who has spent the last two seasons in AAA. The 25-year-old(turns 26 in January) throws/hits left-handed and has moved around […]
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Winter Leagues: Jose Osuna Surpasses Last Year’s Hit Total

In Mexico on Sunday, Harold Ramirez played his second winter game, once again playing left field and batting third. He went 1-for-4 with a double in his team’s 6-4 loss, leaving him 2-for-9 so far this season. Carlos Munoz was the DH again and batted sixth. In his first game, he was pinch-hit for early, […]
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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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Minor Moves: Barrett Barnes Assigned to Extended Spring Training, Brad Lincoln...

Besides Jaff Decker getting activated and assigned to Indianapolis today, there have been other moves around the minors in the last two days. To make room on the Indianapolis roster, the Pirates have assigned pitcher Adam Miller to the West Virginia Black Bears roster. Yesterday, Brad Lincoln was assigned to Indianapolis and made his season […]
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Winter Leagues: Sebastian Valle Homers For Third Time in Four Games

Not much going on in winter ball on Thursday, but one player is on a significant streak worth mentioning. In Venezuela, Elias Diaz went 1-for-2 with a walk in his team’s 4-1 loss. He is 3-for-16 through five games, with a .528 OPS. In the ninth inning, Junior Sosa pinch-hit for Diaz and struck out. […]
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Winter Leagues: Big Game From Tito Polo, Nate Baker Headed to...

In Colombia on Wednesday night, Tito Polo had a huge hand in his team’s 8-7 victory. In the first inning, he walked and scored a run. In the second, Polo hit an RBI single. In the bottom of the eighth, he drove home two runs with a double. He finished off his big game with […]
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Pirates Announce Ten Minor League Free Agent Signings

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced ten minor league free agent signings. The following six players will receive¬†an invitation to Spring Training. RHP Collin Balester LHP Jeremy Bleich RHP Deolis Guerra RHP Brad Lincoln INF Gustavo Nunez RHP Blake Wood We heard about Lincoln today, and Balester has been known for a while. He spent the 2014 […]
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Winter Leagues: A.J. Morris Has His Best Winter Outing, Rojas Picks...

From Thursday’s action in Dominican winter ball, Willy Garcia walked as a pinch-hitter in the seventh inning, then finished the game in center field during his team’s 12-1 win. The walk was his fourth of the season and his only plate appearance of the game. Rafael Perez was on the other side of the 12-1 […]
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Winter Leagues: Stetson Allie Moved to Reserve List

Three days worth of winter league recaps in this article. Monday was a slow day in winter ball, with one game in the Dominican and one in Venezuela. No Pittsburgh Pirates players were active in the Dominican, but three saw action in Venezuela. A.J. Morris pitched for the first time since October 14th and did […]
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