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Pirates | Russell Martin helped Gerrit Cole on Tuesday

A member of an anonymous panel of scouts said that Pittsburgh Pirates C Russell Martin helped SP Gerrit Cole establish his fastball early in his first career MLB start on Tuesday, June 11.

Fantasy Tip: Martin has been a boon for this pitching staff, which has one of the lowest ERAs in the majors. He's the type of catcher than can help guide Cole in his nascent outings, and with the injuries to Wandy Rodriguez (forearm) and A.J. Burnett (calf) on the DL, Cole should have an extended audition over the next few weeks to stay with the club.

2013-06-13 17:23:31 | Source: - Danny Knobler

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