In the Dominican on Wednesday, Oneil Cruz went 1-for-4 with his second triple and two strikeouts. He is hitting .276/.448/.276 in seven games.
Gregory Polanco went 0-for-3 with a strikeout before leaving early due to a one-sided score. He started in right field. Polanco is hitting .200/.293/.369 in 18 games.
In Colombia on Tuesday, Francisco Acuna went 1-for-4 with a single, walk and a run scored. On Wednesday night, Acuna went 1-for-3 with two walks and a run scored. He started at shortstop one game and second base in the other. In six games this winter, he is 5-for-22 with eight walks and a double.
In Mexico on Wednesday, Fabricio Macias had an 0-for-3 night. In 37 games, he is hitting .230/.278/.361, with 12 extra-base hits and five stolen bases.
The Australian Baseball League began play today with one game. No Pirates saw action during the first day. Unfortunately for the prospect follower crowd here, Solomon Maguire isn’t on the active roster for the first series of the season. In Australia, teams set their rosters before each series. Beau Sulser, Robbie Glendinning, Bligh Madris and Brandan Bidois are also in the league, but none of their teams were playing today