Originally written on Pirates Prospects  |  Last updated 10/14/14
Six former Pittsburgh Pirates players born on this date and no transactions so we get right into the players starting with the most recent first. Joe Martinez(1983) pitcher for the 2010 Pirates. He was a 12th round draft pick of the Giants in 2005 that made his major league debut for the team in 2009. Joe went 3-2 7.50 in nine games that season for the Giants, five as a starter. In his second game in the majors on April 9, 2009 he was hit in the head by a liner from Mike Cameron that caused him to miss nearly half the season. He spent most of the first four months of the 2010 season in the minors, pitching four games for the Giants during three separate stints with the team. At the July 31 trading deadline, he was sent to the Pirates along with John Bowker in exchange for relief pitcher Javier Lopez. He first reported to AAA, then joined the Pirates when the rosters expanded in September, posting a 3.12 ERA in five relief appearances. He was traded to the Indians after the season an...
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