Tag: Luis Escobar

Winter Leagues: Luis Escobar Returns to Action; Rough Night for Pirates...

In Australia, Robbie Glendinning’s team played a doubleheader. They scored nine runs in the first inning of game one for a 9-1 win, while Glendinning played second base and had an 0-for-3 game. He didn’t do any better in game two at shortstop, going 0-for-5 with a run scored and an error. He’s hitting .320/.397/.544 […]
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Winter Leagues: Robbie Glendinning Belts His Fourth Home Run

A few results from late Thursday, along with all of Friday’s action for Pittsburgh Pirates in winter ball. In Mexico, Randy Romero was used as a pinch-runner, then finished the game in left field. It was his sixth straight game without a plate appearance. He is hitting .185/.214/.222 in 24 games. In Colombia, Luis Escobar […]
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First Pitch: Rule 5 Draft Preview

The Rule 5 Draft takes place today at 12 PM EST (9 AM local time in San Diego) at the Winter Meetings. The Pittsburgh Pirates look like they’re in a position not to lose any prospects, though the 26-man rosters that go into effect next year could change how teams are willing to use that […]
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Winter Leagues: Francisco Acuna Continues His Strong Winter

Some late results from Pittsburgh Pirates in winter ball on Tuesday night, along with all of Wednesday’s action. In Colombia on Tuesday, Francisco Acuna went 3-for-4 with a double and two stolen bases. He is now hitting .358/.464/.403 in 22 games, with a 9-for-9 record in stolen bases. After a rough outing on Monday night, […]
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Winter Leagues: Three Pirates Help Licey to Victory on Tuesday Night

The league in Colombia was the only one with any Pittsburgh Pirates to see action on Monday night, so we cover the last two days here today. Luis Escobar had a rough outing on Monday night, coming in to record the final out of the eighth inning. He allowed two runs on two hits and […]
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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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