Thu, 14 Aug 2014 11:01:14 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates C Russell Martin recorded his 1,000th career hit Wednesday, Aug. 13, making him the 13th Canadian-born player to reach 1,000 career hits.
Thu, 22 May 2014 20:03:56 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates C Russell Martin served his one-game suspension Thursday, May 22, and is expected to be in the starting lineup Friday, May 23.
Thu, 22 May 2014 12:20:27 -0700
The Pittsburgh Pirates activated C Russell Martin (hamstring) from the disabled list Thursday, May 22, and designated SP Wandy Rodriguez for assignment in a corresponding move.
Fantasy Tip: Look to reinsert Martin back into your starting lineups immediately. Rodriguez is likely to be claimed by a pitching-needy squad quickly, so stay tuned on where he lands.
Wed, 21 May 2014 17:55:38 -0700
The Pittsburgh Pirates are considering bringing back C Russell Martin (hamstring) back from the 15-day disabled list without a minor-league rehab assignment. "He's expressed the feeling that he's good to go," manager Clint Hurdle said Wednesday, May 21.
Tue, 20 May 2014 16:14:01 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates C Russell Martin (hamstring) took part in a simulated game Tuesday, May 20, and will catch RP Jason Grilli (oblique) Wednesday, May 21. It's unclear what the next step is for Martin.
Sat, 17 May 2014 11:00:20 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates C Russell Martin (hamstring) caught a bullpen session and did light running Saturday, May 17. He said he felt good and does not believe he needs a rehab assignment.
Wed, 14 May 2014 17:57:42 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates C Russell Martin (hamstring) was able to take batting practice Wednesday, May 14. The next step would be running and catching, and manager Clint Hurdle said he is progressing well. The two have not discussed a minor-league rehab assignment, but it sounds like Hurdle wants Martin to go on a rehab stint and Martin isn't a big fan. "I'm a fan of (rehab assignments)," Hurdle said. "That doesn't mean that it always happens. We'll see where it takes itself. There are players that want to go. There's a lot of players that don't want to go. I think every player understands why you do it."
Mon, 05 May 2014 13:11:04 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates C Russell Martin (hamstring) may be able to participate in baseball-related activities Friday, May 9.
Thu, 01 May 2014 18:42:21 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Travis Snider and C Russell Martin will have the appeals of their suspensions heard next week. Snider was suspended two games and Martin was suspended one game for their involvement in an altercation with members of the Milwaukee Brewers.
Sat, 26 Apr 2014 10:11:02 -0700
The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed C Russell Martin (hamstring) on the 15-day disabled list because of a hamstring strain. The team also recalled C Tony Sanchez from Triple-A Indianapolis.
Fantasy Tip: With Martin out of the lineup, Sanchez and Chris Stewart will handle the catching duties. Both probably would only be options in NL-only or two-catcher leagues.