Found January 29, 2012 on Pirates Prospects:
The Winter Leagues continue to wrap things up….   VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Tigres de Aragua  3,  Tiburones de La Guaira  1 1B Hector Gimenez had another big day, going 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI, to lead Los Tigres to the win.  That gives them the win of the championship series, and takes them to the Caribbean Series, which begins on Feb 2nd.  Los Tigres scored in just one inning, the 3rd, when  RF Jorge Cortes led off with a single and advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt.  A hit batter and a single by Gimenez drove in the first run.  Another run came on another RBI single, and Gimenez scored on a sacrifice fly.  Gimenez also singled to lead off the 2nd, and doubled to begin the 5th, but did not score in either of those innings.  Romulo Sanchez pitched 2 scoreless innings for Los Tigres with 2 walks, and Wil Ledezma pitched a 1-2-3 inning in the 8th.  Los Tiburones scored their only run in the 9th, after two outs had been recorded.  Two singles, and two walks forced in their run. ...

Dunn hopes he's done talking about miserable 2011

Adam Dunn's first season with the Chicago White Sox was one he'd love to forget. He knows that's not going to happen because everyone wants to know what went wrong. Why did a slugger 35 homers shy of 400 for his career go through one of the most miserable seasons in baseball history with a .159 average, only 11 homers and a team-record 177 strikeouts? Dunn said Saturday...

Report: Thome will work for White Sox

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Jim Thome Has A Job Waiting For Him With The White Sox

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Cooper plans to control Sale's innings

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Cooper lays out bullpen openings

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White Sox GM feels son's pain after 49ers' loss

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White Sox banking on youngsters

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In his session with the media before the start of SoxFest Friday at the Palmer House, new White Sox manager Robin Ventura was self-deprecating to a fault, well aware he has big shoes to fill as a media personality in replacing Ozzie Guillen. "I was just as big a fan as anybody of his press conferences.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Running man: Parent wants to clear basepaths

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Winter League Playoffs 1/28

Looking in on Pirates’ players and friends in Saturday’s winter league playoff games:   DOMINICAN LEAGUE Leones del Escogido  5,  Aguilas Cibaenas  2 Los Leones again took the lead in this best-of-9 series, with this win over Los Aguilas.  Los Leones now lead 4 games to 3, and need one more win to take the championship.  Los Aguilas were first onto the scoreboard with 2...
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