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  1. Wild Card Game: Giants vs. Pirates lineups

    Oct 1, 2014, 4:04 PM EDT

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    Not a ton of surprises. Gaby Sanchez in at first over Ike Davis because of the lefty on the hill. Otherwise, play ball.

  2. Pirates go with three catchers on Wild Card game roster

    Oct 1, 2014, 1:15 PM EDT

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    Starting pitchers Francisco Liriano and Gerrit Cole off the Wild Card game roster, which is fairly typical.

  3. Playoff Reset: The National League Wild Card Game

    Oct 1, 2014, 8:29 AM EDT

    Andrew McCutchen

    Bumgarner vs. Volquez is, on paper anyway, something of a mismatch. But as we saw in last night’s game, predicting these things is a fool’s errand.

  4. Pouliot’s 2014 National League awards picks

    Sep 30, 2014, 2:30 PM EDT

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    You know Kershaw is the Cy Young. Is he the MVP, too?

  5. Previewing the 2014 Playoffs

    Sep 29, 2014, 8:59 AM EDT

    Playoffs

    Let’s meet our ten playoff teams and assess their strengths, weaknesses and overall outlook.

  6. Russell Martin in Thursday’s lineup vs. Braves

    Sep 25, 2014, 6:15 PM EDT

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    Russell Martin left Wednesday’s game with left hamstring tightness, but it won’t end up costing him any time, as he’s in the starting lineup for tonight’s game against the Braves.

  7. Russell Martin departs game with hamstring tightness

    Sep 24, 2014, 9:37 PM EDT

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    Pirates catcher Russell Martin was removed from Wednesday’s game in Atlanta due to tightness in his left hamstring — the same hamstring that he strained earlier this season.

  8. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 22, 2014, 5:14 AM EDT

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    The Royals salvage one and their hopes of an AL Central title remain alive.

  9. Neal Huntington intends to keep Russell Martin in a Pirates uniform

    Sep 21, 2014, 10:15 PM EDT

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    It seems soon-to-be free agent Russell Martin is on his way to a big payday in the off-season, but Pirates GM Neal Huntington still intends to keep the catcher in a Pirates uniform.

  10. Video: Russell Martin hits go-ahead three-run homer to send Pirates to a win

    Sep 19, 2014, 11:05 PM EDT

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    Russell Martin hit a timely three-run home run to send the Pirates to a late win over the Brewers on Friday night, extending their lead for the second NL Wild Card slot.

  11. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 11, 2014, 6:55 AM EDT

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    The scoreless streak is over for Clayton Kershaw, but the dominance remains.

  12. This year’s All-Star Game musical guests announced

    Jul 8, 2014, 11:04 AM EDT

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    Hey, it’s better than Pitbull. He performed last year. That actually happened.

  13. MLB tweaks Rule 7.13 to eliminate obstruction calls on force outs

    Jun 24, 2014, 4:30 PM EDT

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    After a silly call last week, MLB makes an adjustment in the obstruction rule.

  14. Pirates activate Russell Martin, designate Wandy Rodriguez for assignment

    May 22, 2014, 4:10 PM EDT

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    Pittsburgh catcher Russell Martin is back off the disabled list after missing the past month with a strained hamstring and to make room for him on the roster the Pirates have designated for assignment left-hander Wandy Rodriguez.

  15. MLB upholds suspensions for Travis Snider and Russell Martin

    May 9, 2014, 3:58 PM EDT

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    Now all that is available to them is a writ of Habeas Corpus.

  16. Pirates place Russell Martin on the disabled list with a strained left hamstring

    Apr 26, 2014, 1:25 PM EDT

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    The Pirates placed Russell Martin on the disabled list with a strained left hamstring.

  17. MLB suspends Martin Maldonado, Carlos Gomez, Travis Snider, and Russell Martin for Easter brawl

    Apr 22, 2014, 3:20 PM EDT

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    MLB has handed out suspensions for the Easter afternoon brawl between the Brewers and Pirates.

  18. Report: Martin Maldonado suspended five games for brawl

    Apr 22, 2014, 1:27 PM EDT

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    No official word from MLB yet, but Buster Olney of ESPN.com reports that Brewers catcher Martin Maldonado has been suspended five games and fined $2,500 for his role in Sunday afternoon’s brawl with the Pirates.

  19. Russell Martin challenges Martin Maldonado to a fight for charity

    Apr 21, 2014, 7:10 PM EDT

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    Pirates catcher Russell Martin isn’t ready to move on from Sunday’s benches-clearing brawl with the Brewers.

  20. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 9, 2014, 6:18 AM EDT

    Ryan Braun

    A ton of guys had multi-homer games yesterday. Ryan Braun led the pack with his three. I’m sure that won’t bother anyone.

  21. 2014 Preview: Pittsburgh Pirates

    Mar 26, 2014, 11:29 PM EDT

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    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The Pittsburgh Pirates. The Big Question: Is regression inevitable? The Pirates’ long-term trajectory looks good. 2013 National League MVP Andrew McCutchen is…

  22. The Pirates are monitoring players’ vital signs during games

    Mar 19, 2014, 8:49 AM EDT

    Ivan Drago

    And calorie consumption and stuff like that. All via some cutting edge athletic technology. Or at least cutting edge for baseball. From Travis Sawchik of the Pittsburgh Tribune: Prior to and during games this exhibition season, some Pirates are wearing Zephyr workload monitoring devices. Under select players’ jerseys is a tight-fitting, compression shirt, which has…

  23. Russell Martin says the Yankees made a mistake in letting him go

    Mar 18, 2014, 8:31 AM EDT

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    Russell Martin tells the New York Post that the Yankees made a mistake in not retaining him after the 2012 season. But unlike the usual “they should’ve kept me” stuff, Martin is not being emotional about it or trashing his former team out of some sense of being jilted. He’s actually making a spot-on bit…

  24. Pirates catcher Chris Stewart needs knee surgery

    Mar 17, 2014, 1:50 PM EDT

    Chris Stewart

    The Pirates acquired Chris Stewart from the Yankees to serve as Russell Martin‘s backup, but now the 31-year-old catcher is likely headed for surgery after injuring his knee in a game last week. Stewart didn’t figure to play much for the Pirates considering he’s a career .214 hitter and Martin started 117 games last year.…

  25. Yankees, Brian McCann agree to five-year, $85 million deal

    Nov 23, 2013, 6:10 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reports that the Yankees and McCann have reached agreement on a deal, pending a physical. McCann will get five years and $85 million with a vesting option for a sixth year which could bring the total to $100 million. His $17 million AAV (average annual value) is the highest-ever for…

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