Russell Martin 55 | Catcher

Pittsburgh Pirates

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Wed. Oct 1, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Martin (hamstring) is in the lineup for Wednesday's Wild Card game against the Giants. Impact: Tightness in Martin's left hamstring resulted in his removal from last Wednesday's game, and when the hamstring presented issues again Friday, the Pirates decided to play it safe and hold him out of the final two regular season games. Martin said Tuesday that he felt "pretty good," but with Chris Stewart (wrist) also banged up, the Pirates have decided to carry a third catcher in Tony Sanchez. Manager Clint Hurdle is batting Martin cleanup Wednesday, a spot in the order in which he went just 3-for-31 (.097 average) during the regular season.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Sep 30, 2014
News: Martin (hamstring) expects to start Wednesday's NL wild card game against the Giants, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports. Impact: Martin and backup Chris Stewart were both adamant that it will be Martin behind the plate to catch Edinson Volquez, though manager Clint Hurdle was coy about Martin starting. The skipper did, however, indicate the decision to sit Martin on Sunday was more precautionary than anything, after Martin again tweaked his hamstring in last Friday's win over the Reds.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Sep 30, 2014
News: Martin (hamstring) said Tuesday he believes he'll start Wednesday. "I feel pretty good," the catcher told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "At this point, it's pretty important baseball." Impact: Martin missed one month with a similar injury earlier in 2014. He initially re-injured his hamstring Wednesday and then tweaked it Friday. It remains to be seen whether five days of rest is enough for the hammy to heal, but the Bucs have no choice in the matter and need him against the Giants.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Sep 30, 2014
News: Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said the decision to sit Martin (hamstring) on Sunday was more precautionary than anything, Travis Sawchik of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports. Impact: Although Hurdle did not provide a medical update on Martin, who did not play at all in the final two games of the regular season after tweaking his hamstring last Friday, his comments suggest Martin will be behind the plate for Wednesday's NL wild-card game. Martin not only hit .290/.402/.430 with 11 homers in his 111 games this season, he also gunned down 37 of 96 baserunners who tried to steal on him.(RotoWire, )
Sep 28, 2014
News: Martin (hamstring) remains out of the lineup Sunday against the Reds, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune reports. Impact: Martin was forced to exit Friday's game early after tweaking his left hamstring and hasn't played since. He'll look to return to action Monday should the Pirates force a one-game playoff for the NL Central title. Otherwise, he'll target a return for Wednesday's NL Wild Card matchup. Chris Stewart will continue to man the backstop until Martin is healthy enough to play.(RotoWire, )
Sat. Sep 27, 2014
News: Martin (hamstring) won't be in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Reds, Travis Sawchik of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports. Impact: Martin exited Friday's game after tweaking his left hamstring, so it should come as little surprise that he'll be held out Saturday. Manager Clint Hurdle said Martin is considered "day-to-day," so he may be able to play in the Pirates' season finale. Chris Stewart will get the start Saturday in Martin's place.(RotoWire, )
Sat. Sep 27, 2014
News: Martin appeared to re-injure his hamstring in Friday's game. He left in the seventh inning. Impact: He seemed to be grimacing during a seven-inning walk before leaving the contest. He's probably out until the playoffs as a precaution.(STATS, 0:41am)
Fri. Sep 26, 2014
News: Martin (hamstring) was unable to finish Friday's game after tweaking his left hamstring. Impact: The catcher, who went 0-for-2 with a walk before leaving, grimaced multiple times at the plate when he swung the bat. It's possible that Pittsburgh rests its valuable property until the playoffs, even though the team still has an outside shot at the NL Central championship.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Sep 25, 2014
News: Martin (hamstring) is in the lineup Thursday against the Braves, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports. Impact: There was understandable concern after Martin left Wednesday's game with an injury to his left hamstring, the same hamstring that forced him onto the DL earlier this season, but Martin said afterward that it was nothing more than tightness. Fortunately, it seems the tightness has already subsided, so he should be just fine moving forward, though the team could opt to limit Martin's workload this weekend as a precaution.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Sep 24, 2014
News: Martin said following Wednesday's game that he exited the contest with "tightness" in his hamstring, and not a more serious injury, Travis Sawchik of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports. Impact: Martin does not seem too concerned about his hamstring, and he hinted that he may be able to play Thursday. However, the Pirates, with a playoff spot in hand, may hold him out until he is healthy again.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Sep 24, 2014
News: Martin left Wednesday's game with tightness in his left hamstring, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Impact: It's a troubling development for the Pirates, as it's the same hamstring that sent Martin to the DL earlier this season. However, the true extent of Martin's setback is uncertain, so he should be considered day-to-day for the time being. The team will have to make do with the likes of Chris Stewart and Tony Sanchez behind the plate until Martin is cleared to return.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Sep 24, 2014
News: Martin left Wednesday's game in the fifth inning after appearing to injure his ankle/knee, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Bill Brink reports. Impact: He was trying to get back to first base when the injury occurred, and was replaced by Chris Stewart. Consider him day-to-day until we get a diagnosis from the team.(RotoWire, )
Mon. Sep 22, 2014
News: Martin provided all the offense with an RBI single in the seventh inning in Sunday's 1-0 win over Milwaukee. Impact: Martin is batting .356 with three homers, four doubles and 15 RBIs during a 12-game hitting streak.(STATS, 11:42am)
Sat. Sep 20, 2014
News: Martin hit a three-run homer off Jonathan Broxton in the bottom of the eighth inning and the Pittsburgh Pirates inched closer to a playoff berth with a 4-2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday night. Impact: Martin, batting .296 with 11 home runs this season, is 14 for 39 (.359) with three homers and 14 RBIs during a 10-game hit streak.(STATS, 2:38pm)
Fri. Sep 19, 2014
News: Martin went 1-for-4 with a three-run homer in Friday's 4-2 win over the Brewers. Impact: Martin extended his now 10-game hitting streak in dramatic fashion Friday night, as his three-run deep drive in the bottom of the eighth erased a 2-0 deficit and ultimately delivered the Pirates a victory.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Sep 18, 2014
News: Martin is out of the lineup Thursday against the Red Sox. Impact: Martin had started four straight games, batting 5-for-14 with two doubles, a homer, and five RBI. His steady climb to a .300 batting average on the season will have to wait a day, as Chris Stewart steps in to relieve him.(RotoWire, )
Sun. Sep 14, 2014
News: Martin went 2 for 3 with a double and three RBIs in Saturday's 6-4 loss to the Chicago Cubs. Impact: Martin is on a bit of a roll, going 10 for 24 with nine RBIs in his last six games.(STATS, 9:45pm)
Russell Martin
2014 Season
AVG
.290
HR
11
RBI
67
RUNS
45
Bio
Ht: 5' 10"  Wt: 205  Age: 31
Bats: R  Throws: R
Born: 2/15/1983, East York, Ontario
College: Chipola (FL) JC
Debut: 2006
Salary: $9,500,000
Injury Status
9/26/2014
Day to day. (Left hamstring)