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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…Share Tweet
Lessons learned in Cole's first game actionGerrit Cole, the Pirates' top pitching prospect, saw his first game action on Wednesday, learning some valuable lessons about life in the big leagues.Share Tweet
Niemann, Hellickson have solid outingsJeff Niemann and Jeremy Hellickson combined for 2 2/3 scoreless innings in the Rays' 8-2 victory over the Pirates on Wednesday.Share TweetRussell 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."Share Tweet