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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.
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.
Wed, 31 Oct 2012 14:40:20 -0700
The Pittsburgh Pirates declined C Rod Barajas' $3.5 million option for the 2013 season Wednesday, Oct. 31, making him a free agent. The team will look to re-sign him to a reduced salary. C Mike McKenry will be given the chance to win the starting job at catcher next season.
Mon, 23 Jul 2012 16:56:58 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Jeff Karstens is 3-0 with a 0.82 ERA in his last three starts with C Mike McKenry behind the plate. Karstens allowed four runs in seven innings in his lone start with C Rod Barajas doing the catching. It wouldn't be surprising to see McKenry catch Karstens down the road.
Fri, 06 Jul 2012 16:40:40 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates C Rod Barajas (knee) was back in the lineup Friday, July 6, but he figures to sit out much of the weekend with C Mike McKenry starting.
Fri, 06 Jul 2012 01:10:39 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates C Rod Barajas (knee) was out of the starting lineup against the Houston Astros on Thursday, July 5. C Mike McKenry started at catcher for Pittsburgh in place of Barajas.
Mon, 02 Jul 2012 14:28:18 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates C Rod Barajas (knee) has been scratched from the starting lineup Monday, July 2. C Mike McKenry will take his place in the starting lineup.
Sun, 01 Jul 2012 16:47:58 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates C Mike McKenry swatted his sixth home run of the season Sunday, July 1, against the St. Louis Cardinals. The team has homered in nine straight games, matching a streak of June 10-19, 2008. The last time the team homered in 10 straight games was Sept. 19-28, 2005.
Thu, 28 Jun 2012 05:46:19 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates C Mike McKenry homered and drove in a career-high four runs Wednesday, June 27.
Wed, 02 May 2012 19:03:24 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates C Rod Barajas was ejected in the second inning of the team's game Wednesday, May 2, against the St. Louis Cardinals. He is the team's first played ejected this season. C Mike McKenry replaced him behind the plate. Manager Clint Hurdle was also tossed.