Here’s an update from Saturday around winter ball for the Pittsburgh Pirates
In the Dominican, Rodolfo Castro went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and his third stolen base. He is batting .247 with an .828 OPS in 22 games.
Hunter Stratton threw a scoreless inning on one walk and two strikeouts. He has allowed two runs over four innings through five appearances.
Free agent Enyel De Los Santos tossed a scoreless inning on one walk and one strikeout. He has thrown eight shutout innings on three hits and 13 strikeouts.
In Puerto Rico, Bligh Madris went 1-for-5 with his second stolen base. He is batting .323 with an .881 OPS
Ethan Paul came off of the bench to play second base and he went 0-for-1. He’s hitting .194 with a .543 OPS.
Michael Perez went 0-for-3 with a walk. He is hitting .179 with a .653 OPS.
In Mexico, Jared Oliva had an 0-for-4 night on his 26th birthday. He’s hitting .225 with a .662 OPS in nine games.
Randy Romero went 0-for-5. He’s now hitting .296 with a .710 OPS in 46 games.
In Colombia, Tsung-Che Cheng went 3-for-6 with two doubles, three RBIs and a stolen base. He was 1-for-12 in three games coming into this game.
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