Tag: Luis Escobar

Winter Leagues: Ten Pirates See Action Across Winter Ball

In Australia, Ji-Hwan Bae saw his team lose by a record-setting margin in a 25-4 game. He didn’t start, but came into the game in the sixth as a pinch-hitter and went 0-for-2. He showed off his impressive speed in the second at-bat, hitting a grounder to first base, where the first baseman was going […]
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Winter Leagues: Robbie Glendinning Has a Big Doubleheader Performance

In Saturday action from Australia, Ji-Hwan Bae went 1-for-4 with a run scored in the opening game of a doubleheader. He started at shortstop, but didn’t have a single play in the field. Bae was the DH in game two and went 1-for-4 with a single. He’s hitting .304/.429/.652 in seven games, with two doubles […]
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Winter Leagues: Ji-Hwan Bae Homers; Luis Escobar Returns to the Mound

In Australia on Thursday, Ji-Hwan Bae went 1-for-3 with a walk and a two-run home run. It was his second home run of the winter. Bae has not hit a regular season home run with the Pirates in 532 plate appearances over two seasons. Below is video of the homer from Thursday, which isn’t as […]
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Pirates Send Three Pitchers Outright to Indianapolis

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced that pitchers Luis Escobar, Montana DuRapau and Williams Jerez have all cleared waivers and they have been sent outright to Indianapolis. The three were designated for assignment back on November 20th when the Pirates set their 40-man roster ahead of the Rule 5 draft. Jerez has the option to become a […]
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Pirates Add Five Players Ahead of Rule 5 Draft; Drop Four...

The Pittsburgh Pirates have added five players ahead of next month’s Rule 5 draft and dropped four players to make room on the 40-man roster, which is now full. Ke’Bryan Hayes, Oneil Cruz, Will Craig, Blake Cederlind and Cody Ponce have all been added. Dario Agrazal, Montana DuRapau, Williams Jerez and Luis Escobar have all […]
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Winter Leagues: Luis Escobar Makes His Second Start in Colombia

Wednesday’s winter league action from the players for the Pittsburgh Pirates. In Colombia, Luis Escobar got the start. He cruised through three scoreless innings, then things fell apart in the fourth. He gave up four runs on five hits, a walk and a hit batter. Three of the hits were soft contact, including a bloop […]
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Winter Leagues: Pablo Reyes Hits a Walk-Off Home Run; Luis Escobar...

Winter league action from Friday night for players from the Pittsburgh Pirates includes two debuts in Colombia and some heroics from Pablo Reyes. In the Dominican, Pablo Reyes played his fifth game and he was 0-for-4 through the first nine innings, then hit a walk-off solo homer in the tenth. It was the second homer […]
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Pirates are Allowing Luis Escobar to Play Winter Ball, Plus Notes...

We have some notes out of Colombian winter league baseball, including a top prospect joining the league, another one changing teams and young infielder who is out due to injury. All nine players from Colombia in the Pittsburgh Pirates system are mentioned below. The big news here is that Luis Escobar will be participating in […]
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Upcoming Pittsburgh Pirates 40-Man Roster Decisions

The Pirates have a roster crunch coming up fast. Sure, it’s fair to question whether it matters much or not, given the excess fat permeating much of the roster. At some point, however, the front office deemed every player under contract worth while enough to employ, so it’s reasonable to assume they would at least […]
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Pirates Recall Alex McRae; Luis Escobar Optioned to Indianapolis

The Pittsburgh Pirates have added right-handed pitcher Alex McRae to the 25-man roster ahead of Thursday’s afternoon game against the St Louis Cardinals. To make room on the roster, right-handed pitcher Luis Escobar was optioned to Indianapolis. I feel like I say this every time McRae gets called up, but his big league career is […]
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