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RUSSELL MARTIN RUMORS

News and notes: Walker, Cole, Martin, Tigers

I haven’t done a News and Notes post in a while, and there’s a lot to discuss, so here goes… Yesterday Clint Hurdle said the Pirates were “at a crossroads” with Neil Walker after he was once again forced to sit out with his back issue. Neil has only started one game since last Friday, but his pinch hit appearance on Saturday night would reset his DL clock to a full 15...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
12 days ago  |  Discuss

I think I’m just going to go to a movie tonight, instead

Look, here’s the deal: the Pirates have a baseball game tonight. Their best player is not playing. Another player, who is somewhere between their second and fourth best player (depending on your opinion of Russell Martin and Josh Harrison) is also not playing. Even though neither player is available in any way today, neither player is on the disabled list, so the back-end of the...
Via WHYGAVS?
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Trade With The Lost Collector: The Lost Collector Finds 8 New Russell Martins!

I completed my second trade with AJ from The Lost Collector. AJ had some Russell Martin as a Yankee cards lying around and I was the lucky recipient of his generosity. My Russ PC has now expanded by 8 and I couldn't be happier (almost 300 Martins....so close!).This phenomenal Out of Bounds parallel from 2013 Topps is a Russ card I've desired and needed since I first knew...
Via Plaschke, Thy Sweater Is Argyle
June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates Rumors: Pittsburgh hopes to re-sign Russell Martin

President of the Pittsburgh Pirates, Frank Coonelly, says the organization has hopes of re-signing catcher Russell Martin in the near future, per Joe Starkey.Coonelly on prospect of re-signing Russell Martin: "Our interest level is very high."— Joe Starkey (@JoeStarkey1) June 10, 2014#450408684 / gettyimages.com There has not been a lot of news about the re-signing...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: San Diego police officer refuses to give ball to fans

During Monday night’s Pirates-Padres game at Petco Park in San Diego, a police officer caught a foul ball (on a hop, mind you) off the bat of Russell Martin. The cop then proceeded to keep the ball for himself, instead of tossing it to one of the fans begging for the ball. If there was a kid around, I’d have more of an issue with this – there’s no reason to give away your...
Via The Outside Corner
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates' Russell Martin not close to returning

The Pittsburgh Pirates improved to 15-20 on the season following a 6-4 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday. Neil Walker and Jordy Mercer each had three hits for the Pirates. Justin Wilson got the win in relief and Mark Melancon picked up his third save of the season. On the injury front, suspended backup catch Russell Martin is eligible to come off the disabled list...
Via Sports Injury Alert
May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Russell Martin, Pittsburgh Pirates keep rolling with sweep of Brewers

Russell Martin Russell Martin hits game-winning RBI single in the 14th inning as the Pittsburgh Pirates break out the brooms and sweep the Milwaukee Brewers in a 2-1 victory on Sunday. With their victory over the Brewers, the Pirates move to 51-30 on the season and take a 2 game lead over the NL Central in the hunt for October. Despite the Pirates success, some people are still hesitant...
Via isportsweb.com
June 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Russell Martin Named the NL Player of the Week

Russell Martin has been named the NL player of the week. Photo credit: David Hague Russell Martin has been named the National League player of the Week, Major League Baseball announced this afternoon. Martin hit for a .375 average and led the National League with four homers and a .958 slugging percentage. The catcher came up big over the weekend, hitting a game tying home run on...
Via Pirates Prospects
April 29, 2013  |  Discuss

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...
Via Tireball.com
February 18, 2013  |  Discuss
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