• Martin day to day with soreness in upper body

    Summary of 2 articles · Updated Feb 27, 2013
    Just a little soreness right now. It's hockey season, right?" said Hurdle, declining to specify the catcher's arm as the source of the discomfort. "Just upper body. Arm, ears that's all part of the upper body. "I know exactly where it came from," Martin said. Martin signed a two-year, $17 million contract as a free agent in November. Saying it was "the first time ever" he'd experienced the problem, Martin attributed it to not warming up properly prior to making his only exhibition start on Sunday. "I did my routine, all the catching stuff, and by the time I jumped in with J-Mac [James McDonald, that day's starter], he'd already started long-tossing with Herbie [bullpen catcher Heberto Andrade] and he's up to 90 feet.
    Source: MLB.com
    • Martin not in Wednesday lineup, but feels better

      Russell Martin walked out of the Pirates' training room on Wednesday morning wearing a wide smile and an electronic heating gadget strapped to his right shoulder and said he "feels much better today."
      Source: MLB.com

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