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Saturday’s winter league action with Pirates’ players and friends:
Toros del Este 3, Tigres del Licey 2
Matt Hague went 1-3 with a single, walk and a strikeout. He is now hitting .309 although he also committed his 8th error of the season. Pedro Ciriaco played left field and went 2-3 with two singles. He was replaced on defense in the 9th inning.
Aguilas del Zulia 3, Leones del Caracas 0
Ramon Cabrera went 0-3 with an error in his team’s 3-0 loss. Leones picked up just one hit in the game, a 4th inning single. Corey Wimberly went 0-4 in the leadoff role, he is now 2-9 on the season, playing just two games so far.
Tigres de Arugua 13, Caribes de Anzoategui 2
Gorkys Hernandez went 1-3 with a double and strikeout in his team’s 13-2 loss. He is now hitting .240 in 31 games. Ronny Cedeno went 0-4 with a walk, run scored and three strikeouts . Former Pirate Lastings Milledge had a big game in the win, going 2-3 with 3 runs scored, a triple, a walk and...
BEST OF MAXIM
The Pirates filled up their 40-man roster tonight by adding Matt Hague, Starling Marte, Jordy Mercer, Rudy Owens, Duke Welker & Justin Wilson. To make room, they designated Xavier Paul and Eric Fryer for assignment.
None of the additions are surprises at all – I’d say pretty much all of them were locks, minus maybe Welker. Those added are now safe from being plucked by another...
We’ve heard for the last week that former Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Ryan Doumit was expected to sign a deal before the end of November. Jerry Crasnick has an update today that Doumit is down to two American League teams, and is expected to make a decision today. What this means for the Pirates is that they’d get a compensation pick between the first and second rounds of...
The Pittsburgh Pirates added six players to the 40-man roster today, filling out their reserve list to protect those players from the upcoming Rule 5 draft. The Pirates protected Matt Hague, Starling Marte, Jordy Mercer, Rudy Owens, Duke Welker, and Justin Wilson. To make room the Pirates have designated outfielder Xavier Paul and catcher Eric Fryer for assignment. Here is...
The Pittsburgh Pirates protected six players from the 2011 Rule 5 draft, adding Matt Hague, Starling Marte, Rudy Owens, Justin Wilson, Jordy Mercer, and Duke Welker to the 40-man roster. That left the following players eligible for the 2011 Rule 5 draft.
The first group of players are first time eligible for the Rule 5 draft in 2011.
Back from a few days away, and ready to check back in with the Pirates’ players and friends in winter league action… Thanks to Tim for filling in this week!
Leones del Caracas 6, Aguilas del Zulia 1
CF Corey Wimberly continued his hot Venezuelan League start with 2 hits for 2 RBI. He singled with the bases loaded in the 2nd inning to drive in the...
The Pittsburgh Pirates today announced they have claimed right-handed pitcher Jeremy Hefner off waivers from the San
Diego Padres and catcher Brian Jeroloman off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays. The Pirates have also outrighted
catcher Matt Pagnozzi to Triple-A Indianapolis.
This afternoon, Ryan Doumit – part of my Off-season Plan B – signed a one year, $3 million deal with the Twins. First off, I wouldn’t suggest losing much sleep over this, as Doumit was more of an example of a low cost, average-to-just-above average hitter who could bat from the left side and share some time at 1B/LF/DH with Smoak, Carp, and Wells. It’s not that Doumit is...
Jerry Crasnick reports this afternoon that Ryan Doumit has signed a one-year/$3 million deal with the Twins. I guess Doumit makes sense as a competent back-up for the oft-injured Joe Mauer, plus a DH or a guy that can spell the oft-inured Justin Morneau from time to time, but it seems to me that this indicates that the market for Doumit wasn't nearly as hot as we were lead to...
The Pittsburgh Pirates appear to be on the verge of signing free agent shortstop Clint Barmes to a multi-year deal, likely taking another free agent option off the list for the Brewers. Ken Rosenthal reports that the Brewers and Giants were both in play, but it sounds like the Pirates were willing to make the bigger commitment (Jon Heyman says 2 years, $11 million). Barmes'...
Free agent catcher Ryan Doumit has reached agreement on a one-year, $3 million contract with the Twins.
This is a signing I like from the Twins. They get a legit backup catcher to play behind Mauer who I wont have a problem seeing play a good amount of time if Mauer cant handle the beating behind the plate. He is a solid hitter in the last 4 years he seems to either hit in the .250's or he is in the low .300's. He isnt a big power hitter but has hit double digits 3 of the last...
The Pirates added six players to their 40-man roster Friday, ensuring that they would be protected from the Dec. 8 Rule 5 draft. First baseman Matt Hague, middle infielder Jordy Mercer, center fielder Starling Marte and pitchers Rudy Owens, Justin Wilson and Duke Welker were added to the roster, which is now full.