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.
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.
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.