Things got a little out of hand Friday night between the Double-A affiliates of the Chicago White Sox and Miami Marlins. Up 5-1 in the ninth inning, Birmingham Barons infielder Jeremy Farrell crossed homeplate and bumped into Jacksonville Suns pitcher Matt Ramsey, who was backing up the play. According to Suns manager Andy Barkett, it was Farrell that ignited the brawl by jawing...
The Pirates released Jeremy Farrell.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have released third baseman Jeremy Farrell, according to the latest minor league transactions from Baseball America. Farrell didn’t make either of the top level teams out of Spring Training. In two seasons with Altoona he combined for a .241/.330/.346 line in 610 at-bats. Farrell also had problems staying healthy throughout his career.
Friday’s winter league action with Pirates’ players and friends:
Toros del Este 1, Gigantes del Cibao 11
Matt Hague went 0-1 with a walk before being lifted during the 4th inning for a defensive replacement. He is now batting .308 after 25 games played. Pedro Ciriaco went 0-4 with 3 strikeouts while playing second base. He is now batting .242
Checking in with Pirates’ players and friends in Tuesday’s winter league action…. I’ll be away for a few days, but we’ll catch up with the winter league action when I get back.
Tiburones de La Guaira 7, Leones del Caracas 3
A 5-run 5th inning gave Los Tiburones control of the game. Caracas scored their runs in the first two innings. Reliever...
Saturday’s winter league action with Pirates’ players and friends:
Tiburones de La Guaira 5, Leones del Caracas 4
Caracas was playing catch-up for the whole game. In the top of the 9th, down by 2 runs, Los Leones loaded the bases with two singles and a walk. A wild pitch allowed the runner from third to score, bringing Los Leones within one run of...