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Winter Leagues: Season Ends For Gregory Polanco

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On Tuesday night in the Dominican League finals, Escogido lost 3-2 to Licey, ending their season. Gregory Polanco went 1-for-4 with a walk in his season finale, ending a spectacular Winter League season that saw him with the MVP and Rookie of the Year award. He hit .240 in the playoffs, finishing his season strong by getting on base 13 times in the last four games.

The Latin American Series started on Tuesday night. The rosters for the four teams had just one Pittsburgh Pirates player, Tito Polo. It appears that the season is over for Harold Ramirez.

With no Pirates players in the Caribbean World Series and just one in the Latin American Series, the Winter updates are basically over. We will recap anything from the Australian League playoffs, as well as any possible news on Tito Polo.

This weekend in Australia, Danny Arribas and the Sydney Blue Sox will take on Canberra in a three game series. The winner of that series will then take on Sam Kennelly and the Perth Heat next weekend in the Australian League finals.

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John Dreker
John Dreker
John started working at Pirates Prospects in 2009, but his connection to the Pittsburgh Pirates started exactly 100 years earlier when Dots Miller debuted for the 1909 World Series champions. John was born in Kearny, NJ, two blocks from the house where Dots Miller grew up. From that hometown hero connection came a love of Pirates history, as well as the sport of baseball. When he didn't make it as a lefty pitcher with an 80+ MPH fastball and a slider that needed work, John turned to covering the game, eventually focusing in on the prospects side, where his interest was pushed by the big league team being below .500 for so long. John has covered the minors in some form since the 2002 season, and leads the draft and international coverage on Pirates Prospects. He writes daily on Pittsburgh Baseball History, when he's not covering the entire system daily throughout the entire year on Pirates Prospects.

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