Wed, 11 Feb 2015 13:05:12 -0800
Free-agent 2B Michael Martinez (Pirates) signed a minor league deal with a spring training invite with the Cleveland Indians Wednesday, Feb. 11.
Sun, 07 Sep 2014 12:15:19 -0700
The Pittsburgh Pirates have outrighted INF Michael Martinez and 1B Chris McGuiness to Triple-A Indianapolis.
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:43:25 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Gregory Polanco, SPs Jeff Locke and Bobby LaFromboise, RPs Casey Sadler and John Holdzkom and SS Chase d'Arnaud were recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis Tuesday, Sept. 2. Also, INF Michael Martinez was designated for assignment.
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:41:30 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Andrew McCutchen (rib) was activated from the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, Aug. 19. He is batting third and playing center field Tuesday, against the Atlanta Braves. In a corresponding move, INF Michael Martinez was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis.
Fantasy Tip: Return McCutchen to your lineups immediately.
Mon, 04 Aug 2014 13:48:49 -0700
The Pittsburgh Pirates are expected to place OF Andrew McCutchen (oblique) on the 15-day disabled list because of an oblique injury, and he could be out at least three to four weeks, according to a source.
Fantasy Tip: Starling Marte likely will take over in center field when he comes off the seven-day disabled list. Travis Snider likely will see most of the playing time while McCutchen is out but could also be part of a platoon with a right-handed hitter. Jose Tabata, Michael Martinez, Jayson Nix and Matt Hague are options to see playing time as part of a platoon but likely would only be options in NL-only leagues. Owners in deeper mixed leagues should look to add Snider if they have the chance.
Sun, 06 Jul 2014 11:24:15 -0700
The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed SS Clint Barmes (groin) on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained left groin. The move is retroactive to Monday, June 30. In a corresponding move, INF Michael Martinez has been recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis.
Sun, 15 Jun 2014 15:07:05 -0700
The Pittsburgh Pirates optioned INF Michael Martinez to Triple-A Indianapolis.
Thu, 12 Jun 2014 13:52:19 -0700
The Pittsburgh Pirates recalled INF Michael Martinez from Triple-A Indianapolis Thursday, June 12, and optioned RP Casey Sadler to Indy in a corresponding move.
Tue, 25 Mar 2014 16:06:40 -0700
The Pittsburgh Pirates optioned 1B Andrew Lambo to Triple-A Indianapolis Tuesday, March 25, meaning 1B Travis Ishikawa will likely make the roster as the backup first baseman. The team also optioned OF Jaff Decker and RP Jared Hughes to Indy. Ps Adam Wilk, Jay Jackson, Zach Thornton and Daniel Schlereth, OF Chris Dickerson, C Omir Santos and INFs Robert Andino and Michael Martinez were re-assigned to the minors.
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 09:02:52 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle continues to try and figure out the team's left field and first base positions this spring. 2B Michael Martinez, who is a switch hitter and can play second base and the outfield, is the only one who has distinguished himself in the game Monday, March 11. OFs Andrew Lambo, Jaff Decker, Chris Dickerson, Chris McGuiness and Travis Snider and 1B Travis Ishikawa are all in the mix. "We'll just keep giving them opportunities to play. We'll keep giving them at-bats and see where they take them," said Hurdle, who has begun to divide what he refers to as "separation" among the candidates. "But I'm not gonna seed them for you."