Found January 12, 2012 on Pirates Prospects:
Pirates’ players and friends in winter league action on Thursday:   DOMINICAN LEAGUE Gigantes del Cibao  6,  Aguilas Cibaenas  4 A 4-run 5th inning made the difference for Los Gigantes.  Both teams scored 2 runs in the 2nd inning — Los Gigantes with a walk, three singles, and a ground out double play; and Los Aguilas on a solo homer and a walk and two singles.  The scoring in the 5th began with a pair of doubles, and with two outs, Los Gigantes scored 3 more runs on two walks, a single, a fielding error by RF Brandon Moss, and another RBI single.  Moss’s grounder that turned into a fielding error brought in a run in the 7th, and another run scored with a walk, a single, and another error.  Moss also had a single in the 1st inning but did not score.   PUERTO RICAN LEAGUE Indios de Mayaguez  4,  Leones de Ponce  1 Los Indios posted 14 hits, though they left 10 runners on base.  A 3-run homer began the scoring for Los Indios in the top of the 1st, and they added another run in the 7th ...

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Relief pitcher Chris Resop and the Pirates agreed on Friday to a one-year contract, worth $850,000.

Resop, Pirates agree to a one-year deal

Relief pitcher Chris Resop and the Pirates agreed on Friday to a one-year contract, worth $850,000.
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