Winter Leagues: Early Week Action is Quiet for Pittsburgh Pirates in Winter Ball

On Monday in Colombia, Francisco Acuna went 2-for-4 with two runs scored. In 15 games, he is 12-for-61 at the plate (.197 average), with one double, nine walks, one stolen base in two attempts.

Carlos Arroyo didn’t start on Monday, but he did play. He came into the game late at second base and he went 0-for-1.  In 19 games, he’s 11-for-49 at the plate (.224 average), with four doubles, five walks and five hit-by-pitches. He has two steals in three attempts.

In Mexico, Randy Romero started in center field and he went 1-for-3 with a double and a run scored. He is 6-for-39 in 31 games, with two doubles, a 5:11 BB/SO ratio and 5-for-5 in steals.

Fabricio Macias also started in center field (for a different team) and he went  0-for-3.

Tuesday/Wednesday

In Mexico, Fabricio Macias went 1-for-3 with a single and a sacrifice bunt on Tuesday and 1-for-3 with a single and a walk on Wednesday. He was the only Pirates player to see action either day. Macias is hitting .220/.264/.329 in 50 games, with ten doubles, two triples, one homer, 6-for-10 in steals, and a 7:41 BB/SO ratio in 168 at-bats.

Thursday

In Australia, the regular season finally got under way for the Perth Heat and it wasn’t a fun opener for Robbie Glendinning. He went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts and an error. The season was supposed to begin two weeks ago, but COVID travel restrictions have limited the league to just a handful of games early on. Perth played a pair of exhibition games in place of scheduled games two weeks ago and Glendinning homered and doubled.

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