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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.
Mon, 13 May 2013 11:46:16 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates C Russell Martin (neck) is out of the lineup again Monday, May 13, but the team is hoping he can return Tuesday, May 14.
Fantasy Tip: Mike McKenry is getting all the playing time with Martin hurting. Tony Sanchez, the team's former first-round pick, was on call last weekend in case Martin needed to be placed on the disabled list. It looks like Martin will avoid a trip to the DL, so sit tight for now.
Sat, 11 May 2013 10:08:16 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates C Russell Martin (neck) hopes to return to the starting lineup against the New York Mets Sunday, May 12. He has been sidelined for several games because of neck stiffness.
Fri, 10 May 2013 15:47:19 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates C Russell Martin (neck) is out of the lineup again Friday, May 10, after his neck soreness flared up.
Fantasy Tip: If this becomes a lingering problem for Martin, Mike McKenry could become useful in two-catcher setups and NL-only leagues. Continue to monitor Martin's availability.
Tue, 07 May 2013 14:00:53 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates C Russell Martin (neck) was scratched from the lineup with neck stiffness Tuesday, May 7, and he's listed as day-to-day.
Sun, 05 May 2013 10:14:48 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates C Russell Martin, who usually bats third, is hitting fifth and playing third base against the Washington Nationals Sunday, May 5.
Sat, 20 Apr 2013 12:10:04 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates C Russell Martin is making his ninth career start at third base Saturday, April 20. It is his first start at the hot corner since Aug. 20, 2008, when he played for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Thu, 04 Apr 2013 23:39:41 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates C Russell Martin is 0-for-10 in his first three games with his new ballclub.
Sun, 10 Mar 2013 21:14:49 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Gerrit Cole ran into trouble in the third inning of his Grapefruit League start Sunday, March 10. That's when C Russell Martin (shoulder) came out to talk things over with the youngster. "My hunch was that he was thinking about the runner and over-emphasizing the runner," Martin said. "It's something that we've preached about, but you don't want it to affect your delivery and you don't want it to affect the quality of your pitches."
Fantasy Tip: Martin is mostly a No. 2 fantasy option in mixed formats, and a low-end option in NL-only leagues, but his veteran leadership will be far more valuable for a young pitching staff for instances just like this one. Martin was playing in his first game since Feb. 24 after dealing with a shoulder issue.
Tue, 05 Mar 2013 15:00:57 -0800
Pittsburgh Pirates C Russell Martin (shoulder) is tentatively scheduled to play Saturday, March 9, according to manager Clint Hurdle. Martin has caught only one game while dealing with shoulder soreness.