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Russell Martin

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Pirates | Russell Martin bumped to second spot

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:13:02 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates C Russell Martin batted second on Friday, April 18, as part of a restructured lineup that manager Clint Hurdle hopes will improve the club's on-base percentage. Martin batted second for the first time the night before against the Milwaukee Brewers and went 2 for 3 with two walks and an RBI.

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Pirates | Russell Martin parks two

Thu, 10 Apr 2014 07:10:15 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates C Russell Martin hit two home runs Wednesday, April 9.

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Pirates | Russell Martin rolling

Tue, 11 Mar 2014 05:59:07 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates C Russell Martin went 2-for-2 with a walk and his fourth home run of spring play Monday, March 10. He's hitting .533 with nine RBI in six contests. Martin said he was not comfortable at the plate in 2013. "All year up there I was battling. I remember swinging at pitches and coming in and out of my swing quickly and rolling over pitches I've seen a gazillion times."

Fantasy Tip: Unless Martin has changed something drastic about his swing, it's probably safe to believe that when regulation play starts, he'll go back to his power-fueled, contact-challenged approach that makes him a second catcher in mixed leagues.

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Pirates | Russell Martin continues torrid spring

Mon, 10 Mar 2014 14:48:04 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates C Russell Martin hit another home run Monday, March 10, and is 8-for-15 with nine RBIs and four long balls in six spring games. "It's really just (about) hitting the mistakes, staying aggressive, seeing the ball well and trusting myself up there," Martin said. "I'm not taking pitches. I'm aggressive until the pitch tells me not to swing."

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Pirates | Russell Martin would consider extension

Thu, 06 Mar 2014 12:20:24 -0800

Pittsburgh Pirates C Russell Martin is willing to consider a contract extension with the team, but they have yet to approach him about one.

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Pirates | Tony Sanchez likely set for Triple-A

Mon, 10 Feb 2014 20:07:58 -0800

Pittsburgh Pirates C Tony Sanchez did not do enough to convince management he is ready to be the primary backup to C Russell Martin, so the club added C Chris Stewart this offseason. That likely signals that Sanchez will begin with Triple-A Indianapolis for the third consecutive year with a potential September call-up.

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Pirates | Russell Martin swats pair of HRs

Tue, 01 Oct 2013 21:05:39 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates C Russell Martin swatted a pair of solo home runs in the National League wild card game Tuesday, Oct. 1, against the Cincinnati Reds. Martin had just one multi-homer game in the regular season, and that came April 28 against the St. Louis Cardinals.

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Pirates | Russell Martin back in

Mon, 23 Sep 2013 14:27:51 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates C Russell Martin (knee) is back in the starting lineup Monday, Sept. 23.

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Pirates | Russell Martin leaves game

Sun, 22 Sep 2013 19:15:50 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates C Russell Martin (knee) left the game Sunday, Sept. 22, against the Cincinnati Reds due to discomfort in his left knee.

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Pirates | Russell Martin resting

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 08:44:42 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates C Russell Martin was rested Wednesday, Sept. 18, and will sit out again Thursday, Sept. 19, as manager Clint Hurdle wants him to be rested for a weekend series against the Cincinnati Reds.

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