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Russell Martin Leaves Canada's WBC Team Because They Won't Let …

Russell Martin Leaves Canada's WBC Team Because They Won't Let Him Play Shortstop

deadspin.com Updated Feb 27, 2013
Pirates backstop Russell Martin doesn't want to be a catcher. It's boring. You have to crouch all game. You never get to run around. You rarely get to throw the ball beyond returning it to the pitcher. Rather than getting to enjoy a sunny afternoon on t…
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  • Lessons learned in Cole's first game action

    Lessons learned in Cole's first game action

    MLB.com Feb 27, 2013
    Gerrit Cole, the Pirates' top pitching prospect, saw his first game action on Wednesday, learning some valuable lessons about life in the big leagues.
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  • Niemann, Hellickson have solid outings

    Niemann, Hellickson have solid outings

    MLB.com Feb 27, 2013
    Jeff Niemann and Jeremy Hellickson combined for 2 2/3 scoreless innings in the Rays' 8-2 victory over the Pirates on Wednesday.
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  • Martin not in Wednesday lineup, but feels better

    Martin not in Wednesday lineup, but feels better

    MLB.com Feb 27, 2013
    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."
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Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: 2013 NFL Mock Draft 2.0

    Feb 27
    We told you this year's draft was one of those exception-to-rule affairs, and the just-completed NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis seemed to confirm it. To wit:
  • Detroit Lions now $5M under cap with reworked deals

    Feb 27
    Detroit Lions center Dominic Raiola and wide receiver Nate Burleson accepted combined pay cuts of $5.55 million to help the Lions get under the salary cap.
  • Source: 49ers agree to trade Smith to Chiefs

    Feb 27
    The San Francisco 49ers have agreed to trade quarterback Alex Smith to the Kansas City Chiefs, league sources confirmed to ESPN.
  • The Sports Guy spends a week with Mike Tyson

    Feb 27
    On a rooftop in Harlem, Bill Simmons discovered the only place where Mike Tyson finds peace.