Final: Pirates 7, Red Sox 4
WP: Shairon Martis (1-1, 0.00 ERA)
LP: Clay Buchholz (1-1, 3.60 ERA)
SV: Tim Wood (1, 0.00 ERA)
Andrew McCutchen went 3 for 3 with 2 doubles off the replica green monster with 2 RBI. Videos of all three hits are here. He tattooed the ball in each at bat.
Jose Tabata went 2 for 4 with 2 doubles [video of his first] and 2 RBI. Clint Barmes also went 2 for...
The bats woke up a bit, but the Bucs still dropped their home spring opener today.
On the mound:
Erik Bedard struggled in his first inning as a Pirate. He hit the first batter he faced, then allowed a double and two runs. He also walked two, but recovered for a clean second.
Shairon Martis allowed two runs in his two innings, but both were unearned.
Evan Meek had a poor spring debut...
Final: Blue Jays 8, Pirates 5
WP: Darren Oliver (1-0, 18.00 ERA)
LP: Shairon Martis (0-1, 0.00 ERA)
SV: Jesse Chavez (1, 0.00 ERA)
The Pirates made 3 errors (Chase d’Arnaud, Shairon Martis, and Starling Marte), which led to 3 unearned runs. There was also some poor base running as Rod Barajas was thrown out at 2nd trying to stretch a single into a double and d’Arnaud was picked...
Sunday’s winter league action with Pirates’ players and friends:
Cardenales de Lara 5, Tiburones de La Guaira 2
Shairon Martis made the start for Los Tiburones, going 5.1 innings, but he was not involved in the decision. Martis allowed just one run over the first 5 innings, with a solo homer to lead off the 2nd inning. He scattered a double and...
The Dominican and Puerto Rican Leagues have the day off on Thursday, but the Venezuelans were busy, and the Australians had some early games going:
Aguilas de Zulia 7, Tiburones de La Guaira 1
New Pirate Shairon Martis lost his second game of the season, but it was not entirely his fault. Los Tiburones scored 4 unearned runs in the 2nd inning, then...
Friday’s Winter League action for Pirates’ players and friends:
Tigres del Licey 5, Leones del Escogido 0
3B Andy Marte had one of Los Leones’ 6 hits — a single in the 2nd inning, when Los Leones loaded the bases, but left all three runners stranded. That was the closest Escogido came to scoring in the game. Licey scored 2 runs in both the 2nd...
The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed catcher, first baseman Jake Fox and right handed pitcher Shairon Martis according to Matt Eddy of Baseball America.
Fox hit .246/.313/.443 with 2 HR's and 6 RBI's in 61 AB's for the Orioles in 2011. Martis last pitched in the Majors in 2009 with the Nationales. That season he went 5-3 with a 5.25 ERA in 85.2 innings throughout 15 starts...
The Pirates signed catcher and outfielder Jake Fox and right-hander Shairon Martis to minor league contracts, according to Baseball America.
Today's a pretty busy day for baseball news, but I'm leaving in a couple hours to make the Thanksgiving trek back to Western PA and so I don't have a whole lot of time to really write about some things I'd like to tackle today, like the new CBA. The new CBA is going to be announced within minutes here, and it's going to include some kind of strict luxury tax...
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The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed utility player Jake Fox and right handed pitcher Shairon Martis to minor league deals, according to Matt Eddy of Baseball America.
Fox turned 29 in July, and has a career .237/.288/.425 line in 489 at-bats in his major league career. He’s played first base, third base, the two corner outfield positions, and has caught in his four year major...