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Sat, 26 Mar 2011 14:05:43 -0700
The Pittsburgh Pirates have reassigned IFs Andy Marte and Corey Wimberly, C Dustin Brown and P Brian Burres to minor league camp, according to Colin Dunlap of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Fri, 25 Mar 2011 12:19:54 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates 3B Andy Marte, OF Steve Pearce, IF Josh Rodriguez, IF Pedro Ciriaco and 2B Corey Wimberly are still competing for roster spots this spring, according to MLB.com's Jenifer Langosch. OF John Bowker is also a candidate for a roster spot.
Thu, 17 Mar 2011 13:20:18 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Steve Pearce eliminated the leg kick in his swing roughly a week ago in order to simplify his mechanics at the plate, according to MLB.com's Jenifer Langosch. "You don't want to take away what's natural but you definitely want to be simplified, so things can be maintained very easily," hitting coach Gregg Ritchie said. "There is a magnitude of things that it's going to accomplish. He is seeing the ball bigger, eliminating the strikeouts, putting the ball in play and hitting the ball on the money." Pearce is feeling good and has reached base in five of his last eight spring at-bats. He is competing with 3Bs Garrett Atkins, Andy Marte and Josh Fields for a corner utility role.
Fri, 07 Jan 2011 13:24:56 -0800
Pittsburgh Pirates 1B Jeff Clement is a long shot to make the big league roster out of Spring Training now that the team has 1B Garrett Atkins, 1B Lyle Overbay, OF Steve Pearce, 3B Andy Marte and 3B Josh Fields, according to MLB.com's Jenifer Langosch. "You don't want to ever say a player has missed it," general manager Neal Huntington said of Clement. "The potential is still there. We have seen the raw power. We still see the things that we liked when we acquired him as part of the five players that we got from Seattle. But there may be some things out of his control."
Sun, 05 Dec 2010 11:02:43 -0800
Pittsburgh Pirates 1B Andy Marte will see time at first base and third base during spring training, with an opportunity to win a spot on the 25-man roster as a utility corner infielder, according to Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune Review.
Wed, 01 Dec 2010 13:49:02 -0800
The Pittsburgh Pirates signed free-agent 1B Andy Marte (Indians), P Fernando Nieve (Mets) and C Dustin Brown (Red Sox) to minor league deals Wednesday, Dec. 1, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review's Rob Biertempfel.
Fri, 05 Nov 2010 06:25:29 -0700
The Cleveland Indians outrighted IF Andy Marte off the 40-man roster, and he's opted for free agency, according to the team's Twitter page.
Sun, 29 Aug 2010 22:26:14 -0700
Cleveland Indians 1B Matt LaPorta (hip) left the game against the Kansas City Royals Sunday, Aug. 29, with a strained left hip after a flyball out to end the fourth inning, according to The Associated Press. The injury prompted several switches. SS Jason Donald went to second base as 3B Andy Marte moved from third base to replace LaPorta and IF Luis Valbuena switched from second to third.
Fri, 30 Jul 2010 03:02:16 -0700
Cleveland Indians 1B Andy Marte pitched a perfect ninth inning after Indians pitchers allowed 11 runs and allowed a season-high 12 walks, Thursday, July 29, The Associated Press reports.
Thu, 29 Jul 2010 09:47:37 -0700
The Cleveland Indians have many options at third base for next year, which was part of the reason general manager Mark Shapiro traded away 3B Jhonny Peralta Wednesday, July 28, according to The Cleveland Plain Dealer's Dennis Manoloff. "This was not really a money-motivated deal," Shapiro said. "This is more about a combination of a projectable arm we're getting back and the reality that we wanted to take a look at some of our internal third-base alternatives for next year, because we think they can help us this year and next year." The current options at third base include 2B Luis Valbuena, 3B Andy Marte and 2B Jayson Nix. Marte played third Wednesday, and 3B Jared Goedert will also see some looks at some point.