Winter Leagues: Tsung-Che Cheng Moves Up Among the Colombian League Leaders in Batting

Here’s a look at action from around winter ball for the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday.

In Colombia, Francisco Acuna played in one of the two winter games played on Monday and he went 1-for-4 with a single. On Tuesday night, he went 1-for-3 with a double, hit-by-pitch and a stolen base. He’s now hitting .174/.309/.196 in 46 at-bats.

Tsung-Che Cheng went 2-for-3 with a triple, single, two walks and three runs scored. In 20 games, he is batting .329/.418/.459 with 20 runs scored. He is fifth in the league in average, seventh in runs and first with four triples.

In Mexico, Randy Romero had an 0-for-4 night. He is now hitting .292 with a .685 OPS in 65 games. His team’s season ends on Thursday.

I don’t know if his winter is over, but Jared Oliva was not on the active roster for Tuesday night. He’s batting .235 with a .644 OPS in 28 games.

The league in Puerto Rico starts back up on Wednesday night after more than a week off due to a COVID outbreak. Pirates catcher Roberto Perez will be in action starting on Sunday.