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RUSSELL MARTIN RUMORS

The Single Good Moment From Tonight’s Wild Card Game Loss

There weren’t many good moments in tonight’s 8-0 Wild Card Game loss by the Pittsburgh Pirates. In fact, you could argue that after the pre-game excitement, there was only one good moment. That came in the ninth inning, during Russell Martin’s final at-bat. The game was easily decided by this point, which meant Martin was coming to the plate possibly for the last time as a...
Via Pirates Prospects
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

What to watch in the NL Wild Card game

The National League Wild Card game is about as pure as you can get: two teams with identical records, close to evenly matched on paper, fighting it out for the right to visit the nation’s capital. It may not match the back-and-forth excitement of last night’s crazy contest, but it should be a good game in its own right. The Pirates finished the season as one of the hottest teams...
Via The Outside Corner
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pirates Injury Update: Russell Martin expects to start Wild Card game

The Pittsburgh Pirates have good news heading into Wednesday night's win or go home wild card game, as three time all-star catcher Russell Martin is expected to be back in the lineup after dealing with a hamstring injury. Russell Martin (hamstring) expects to start tomorrow, said leg feels strong after a couple days off.— Alex Pavlovic (@AlexPavlovic) September 30, 2014While...
Via Sports Injury Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Russell Martin Expects to Play Tomorrow

Russell Martin has been dealing with a hamstring issue, and his status for the Wild Card game was in question. That was until he spoke with the media today. Then there was little doubt that the star catcher would play. Martin said that he felt good enough to play, and when asked what led to that decision, his answer was as simple as can be. “It’s the playoffs,” Martin said...
Via Pirates Prospects
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pirates Injury Update: Russell Martin still battling hamstring tightness

The Pittsburgh Pirates improved to 88-72 on the season following a 3-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday. Gaby Sanchez hit his seventh home run of the season for the Pirates, while four Pirates pitchers scattered 11 hits and struck out seven. There was some concern on the injury front, as catcher Russell Martin, who has been battling tightness in his hamstring, left the game...
Via MLB Injury News
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates Injury Update: Russell Martin exits with hamstring tightness

Despite a loss on Wednesday, the Pittsburgh Pirates are still putting the pressure on the St. Louis Cardinals as the final day of the season approaches. The Pirates already have a wild card spot locked up and the Cards are just a game and a half up in the NL Central, but Pittsburgh may have to give catcher Russell Martin a day or two of rest after the signal-caller left Wednesday...
Via Sports Injury Alert
7 days ago  |  Discuss

First Pitch: Is It a Guarantee That Russell Martin Will Be Gone After the Season?

Pittsburgh Pirates fans have been expecting Russell Martin to be gone at the end of the year. The catcher is having a career year at the plate, and over the last two years the appreciation for catcher defense has gone way up across the league, increasing his value. Complicating the matters further is the fact that the Pirates balked at giving A.J. Burnett more than $12 M last year...
Via Pirates Prospects
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates Rumors: Pittsburgh unlikely to Re-sign Russell Martin

With the Pittsburgh Pirates likely heading into the postseason this year, everything isn't all good for the Bucs as manager Neil Huntington has stated that it is unlikely for star catcher Russell Martin to remain with the team. Huntington delivered the news in his weekly press conference today. #455747144 / gettyimages.comAccording to a report on www.bucsdugout.com:"Recently...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Neal Huntington intends to keep Russell Martin in a Pirates uniform

Pirates catcher Russell Martin knocked in the Pirates’ only run in Sunday’s 1-0 win against the Brewers, helping them inch their way closer to punching at least a ticket to the National League Wild Card play-in game. That came after slugging a go-ahead three-run home run in the eighth inning on Friday to send the Pirates to a late win over the Brewers. Both underscore Martin’s...
Via Pro Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Rumors: Russell Martin 'perfect fit' for Chicago

The Chicago Cubs are getting closer to becoming a contender. They are starting to see the future now -- Chicago has called up many of their top prospects this September -- and contention does not appear to be too far away. If they have a good offseason, we could possibly be seeing the Cubs in the playoffs as soon as next season.#455204138 / gettyimages.comOne piece that the Cubs...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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