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.
Mon, 23 Sep 2013 14:27:51 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates C Russell Martin (knee) is back in the starting lineup Monday, Sept. 23.
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.
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.
Fri, 02 Aug 2013 08:54:16 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates C Russell Martin (knee) sat out again with a sore left knee Thursday, Aug. 1.
Fri, 26 Jul 2013 20:33:07 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates C Russell Martin (knee) tweaked his left knee Friday, July 26, against the Miami Marlins, and manager Clint Hurdle said he is unsure of Martin's immediate availability.
Fantasy Tip: If you depend on Martin in daily NL-only fantasy play, reserve him. Mike McKenry is likely to draw the start behind the dish Saturday.
Fri, 21 Jun 2013 15:03:30 -0700
The Pittsburgh Pirates are expected to call up C Tony Sanchez from Triple-A Indianapolis Friday, June 21. SP Brandon Cumpton will be sent back to Indianapolis in a corresponding move.
Fantasy Tip: Sanchez already had a career-high nine homers at Indy this year, although he'll probably provide moderate power in the majors due to lackluster contact skills. His defense may be the best part of his game at this point. Russell Martin is still in the picture, too, so Sanchez is nothing more than a backup.
Sun, 16 Jun 2013 23:46:58 -0700
General lower-body soreness kept Pittsburgh Pirates C Russell Martin out of the starting lineup Sunday, June 16.
Thu, 13 Jun 2013 17:23:31 -0700
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.
Tue, 14 May 2013 13:11:54 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates C Russell Martin (neck) is back in the lineup for just the second time Tuesday, May 14, since May 5. "I don't have 100 percent range of motion, but there's no soreness," he said.