Found November 30, 2011 on Pirates Prospects:
Looking in on Pirates’ players and friends in Wednesday’s winter league action:   DOMINICAN LEAGUE Toros del Este  13,  Gigantes del Cibao  4 Los Toros bulldozed Los Gigantes, beginning with a 7-run top of the 1st.  Three consecutive singles opened the game and drove in the first run.  After a throwing error, another single drove in two runs.  1B Matt Hague doubled, then scored on another double.  SS Pedro Ciriaco struck out, but strike three was a wild pitch, allowing the seventh run of the inning to cross the plate, and leaving Ciriaco on first.  In the 2nd inning, a walk and a double put two runners into scoring position for Hague, who pushed them both in with a single into center field.  Ciriaco hit the third of three singles in a row in the 5th inning, picking up an RBI.  A double and a throwing error added 3 more runs in the inning.  Former Pirate Juan Perez pitched a scoreless top of the 9th for Los Gigantes, retiring the side in order.   Estrellas del Oriente  6,  Tigres del...

Winter Leagues 11/29 — Farrell Doubles, RBI For Fox

Checking in on Pirates’ players and friends in Tuesday’s winter league action:   PUERTO RICAN LEAGUE Criollos de Caguas  9,  Leones de Ponce  5 Los Criollos scored 7 runs over the final two innings to take the win.  Benji Gonzalez entered the game in the bottom of the 8th as a pinch-runner for Los Leones, and reached third base, but was left stranded.  He remained in the...

Pirates Announce 2012 Minor League Staff

The Pittsburgh Pirates today announced the minor league staff for the 2012 season. The announcement was made by Pirates Director of Minor League Operations, Larry Broadway. Here are the coaching assignments for each team. INDIANAPOLIS (AAA) Manager: Dean Treanor Coach: Jeff Branson Pitching Coach: Tom Filer Athletic Trainer: Bryan Housand The Indianapolis staff will stay the same...

Bucs seem ready to rock with Presley as starter

By focusing their attention on filling holes at first base and within the pitching staff, the Pirates appear willing to consider starting the season with Alex Presley as their left fielder.

Wednesday Morning Bench Coach

The Pirates Got F#@&3D And Other Thoughts on the CBAAmongst little fanfare, MLB and the Players Assn. finalized a CBA last week. Yeah, no lockout! Baseball is awesome! Right?Not so much. Baseball is still jacked up. And in this little agreement, not only have they done nothing to help baseball’s small market teams, they’ve actually made it more difficult for them to compete...

Pirates sign Nick Evans to minor league deal

The Bucs have signed former New York Met Nick Evans to a minor league deal with an invite to spring training. Evans, 25, is a right-handed first baseman/corner outfielder and hit .256/.305/.407 in 159 games over four years in New York.  The Mets recently took him off their 40-man roster. This is an interesting move and adds to an option for the Pirates at first base for 2012. Assuming...

Pirates Sign Nick Evans

According to Andy Martino of the Daily News, Nick Evans has signed a minor league deal with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Evans had a decent season in 2011 batting .256 with four home runs and 25 RBI in 176 at bats.. In 2010, he had a solid showing and posted a .300/.371/.536 slash with 23 homeruns and 80 RBIs in 548 PA between Binghamton and Buffalo. Evans could thrive in Pittsburgh...
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