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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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