Pirates’ players to play winter ball
For some Pirates’ players their regular season may be over, but that doesn’t stop them from continuing to play the game they love. That’s right, winter leagues are about to start.
Arizona Fall League starts on Tuesday, October 12th and several Pirates’ players are playing this season.
Tony Sanchez, Jordy Mercer, Josh Harrison and Andrew Lambo will all be playing for the Mesa Solar Sox.
Sanchez only played in 59 games this season with High-A Bradenton due to a broken jaw which ended his season early. He was off to a great start though, batting .314 with four home runs, 35 RBI.
Mercer spent the 2010 season with Double-A Altoona. He finished the season batting .282 with three home runs and 65 RBI.
Harrison batted .298 with four home runs and 74 RBI this season with Double-A Altoona. The infielder also stole 19 bases.
Lambo was acquired from the Dodgers in the Octavio Dotel trade. He played 26 games for the Altoona Curve batting .275 with two home runs and 10 RBI.
Caribbean Baseball starts on October 12, 2010. Brian Bass, Wil Ledezma, Hector Gimenez and Ronny Cedeno will be playing for the Tigres de Aragua.
Bass had a 12.27 ERA in four games with the Pirates this season. In 7.1 innings he allowed 10 runs on nine hits with 10 walks and struck out five.
Ledezma was 0-3 with a 6.86 ERA in 27 games with the Pirates. Wil allowed 15 runs in 19.2 innings this season with 22 strike outs.
Gimenez finished the 2010 season batting .305 with the Altoona Curve. He hit 16 home runs and drove in 72 RBI.
Cedeno was the starting shortstop for the Pirates in 2010. He hit eight home runs with 38 RBI’s and batted .256.