Pirates' Russell Martin out of lineup again

According to Travis Sawchik of thePittsburgh Tribune, Pirates’ catcher Russell Martin is out of the lineup Thursday again for the second straight game against the Reds. He was hurt while sliding into home plate during Monday’s game.Russell Martin out of the lineup for a second straight day. He walked off the field gingerly after a slide home in Monday's game— Travis...
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Brawl suspensions

4 players suspended for Brewers-Pirates incident on Sunday: Martin Maldonado 5 games, Carlos Gomez 3, Travis Snider 2, Russell Martin 1. — MLB Public Relations (@MLB_PR) April 22, 2014 This seems about right. To recap, Maldonado punched Snider in the face, Snider tackled Gomez, Gomez started the whole thing by running after people like a maniac, and Martin, well, was sort of involved...
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Report: Martin Maldonado suspended five games for brawl

Milwaukee Brewers catcher Martin Maldonado reportedly has become the first player to be disciplined in the wake of Sunday’s benches-clearing brawl in Pittsburgh. Maldonado, who punched Pirates outfielder Travis Snider square in the face during the fracas, has been suspended five games and fined $2,500 by Major League Baseball, a source told ESPN’s Buster Olney. Here’s a clear...
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Russell Martin challenges Martin Maldonado to fight for charity

Tempers haven’t necessarily cooled down from Sunday’s brawl between the Pirates and Brewers, in which Carlos Gomez admired what turned out to be a triple and that ticked off Gerrit Cole. It ticked off several Pirates players including Travis Snider who was hit with a punch by Brewers’ catcher Martin Maldonado. On Monday, Snider’s teammate […]
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Russell Martin wants to fight Martin Maldonado for charity following weekend brawl

If you missed it, the Milwaukee Brewers and Pittsburgh Pirates got into a bit of a brawl on Easter Sunday. Carlos Gomez, who admired a triple he thought was a home run, was ejected. So was Travis Snider, who now has a black eye after receiving a punch from Brewers catcher Martin Maldonado. We know […]
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Russell Martin challenged Martin Maldonado to a fight

Russell Martin was still pretty upset about yesterday’s sucker-punch by Brewers catcher Martin Maldonado when he was asked about it before Monday’s game: Russell Martin: “Maybe (in) offseason we can raise some money for charity and battle it out. Me and (Maldonado). I’m throwing it out there.” — Travis Sawchik (@Sawchik_Trib) April 21, 2014 Martin: “If (Maldonado) wants...
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Martin put Bucs over the edge

Catcher Russell Martin has been a tremendous addition for the Pirates. Martin's arrival coincided with the Pirates' starting rotation lowering its earned run average from 4.21 to 3.50, 4th best in the NL. The 31-year-old Martin is batting .257 with two home runs and six RBI, while continuing his strong play defensively.'s George Von Benko caught up with...
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Russell Martin Opening Day 8x10 Auto.

I absolutely love collecting cardboard depicting former Dodger backstop Russell Martin. While my card collection of him is quite vast, I've never had the pleasure of meeting him to get non-card items signed or gone after any pieces of memorabilia online. That recently changed as I stumbled across the beautiful signed 8x10 below, which was had for roughly half a blaster. As with...

Russell Martin to play shortstop during WBC

Getty Image It has been a while since Russell Martin played thirdbase or second base yet he will try to play shortstop during the upcoming World Baseball Classic. Martin, 30, has never played a game at shortstop. “It’s not an easy decision,” Martin said. “I’m doing it because I feel I owe it to the Canadian people to compete for my country, even if I have more of a world...
February 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Yankees Hot Stove: Martin vs Pierzynski

Since the New York Yankees did not make a qualifying offer worth $13.3 million to catcher Russell Martin makes him a free agent, and gives GM Brian Cashman another vacancy to fill. Russell Martin (Photo credit: Wikipedia) One would believe that Martin is the Yankees first-choice to bring back, as he is familiar with the pitching staff and got two big endorsements from ace CC Sabathia...
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