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KFFL Oct 13, 2014

Pirates | Russell Martin likely to receive qualifying offer

The Pittsburgh Pirates likely will give impending free-agent C Russell Martin a qualifying offer this ...

Monday Mop-Up Duty: Is Stewart an adequate plan B?

SOUTH HILLS  - I think we all understand Russell Martin is going to be a tough sign unless he gives a discount in years or dollars for the Pirates. And discounts are usually pipedreams in free agency. In an impending …
KFFL Oct 11, 2014

Pirates | Russell Martin could receive interest

Pittsburgh Pirates impending free-agent C Russell Martin could receive interest from the Boston Red Sox, ...
KFFL Oct 11, 2014

Pirates | Russell Martin declined offer

Pittsburgh Pirates C Russell Martin rejected a contract extension the team made during the season.
Fenway Nation Oct 9, 2014
Longshot Russell Martin Would 'Consider' Boston

Longshot Russell Martin Would 'Consider' Boston

(Photo By Dave Arrigo)According to WEEI.com's Rob Bradford, free agent catcher Russell Martin feels Boston would be "definitely a place to consider" in 2015. The 31-year-old Martin had a monster 2014 in Pittsburgh—.290 BA, 11 HRs, 832 OPS, .401 OBP—and is likely to given a qualifying offer by the Bucs ($15.3 million). Martin hits right-handed (the Sox would prefer a lefty option at catcher) and probably wants to catch upwards of 120 games (he caught 111 in 2014). Boston would prefer that Christian Vazquez do the bulk of the 2015 catching. Still, Martin (who almost wore Carmine Hose...
Full Count | WEEI Oct 9, 2014

Russell Martin wouldn’t mind playing in Boston

The chances that Russell Martin signs with the Red Sox this offseason aren’t good. But that doesn’t mean such a move shouldn’t be discussed, particularly when the player represents a potential solution to a potential problem. “It’s definitely a place to consider if the option is there,” Martin told WEEI.com during a late September interview. […]
Beaver County Times Oct 5, 2014
Perrotto's Three Thoughts: It's clear Martin wants to stay

Perrotto's Three Thoughts: It's clear Martin wants to stay

The most memorable moment of the National League Wild Card game -- at least from the Pirates’ perspective -- was Russell Martin’s at-bat in the ninth inning.

Pirates weighing options with Martin

Some of the Blackout II crowd already departed PNC Park when Russell Martin walked to the plate for perhaps his final plate appearance as a ...
KFFL Oct 3, 2014

Pirates | GM wants Russell Martin in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Pirates C Russell Martin re-singing with the team is a priority for general manager ...
KFFL Oct 2, 2014

Pirates | Willing to stretch budget for Russell Martin

The Pittsburgh Pirates are willing to stretch their budget in order to try to re-sign ...

Pirates’ Martin calls crowd chant ‘pretty special’

Russell Martin hasn’t decided anything, but he heard Pirates fans loud and clear Wednesday night. “When they were chanting my name, that was pretty special,” ...
KFFL Oct 1, 2014

Pirates | Russell Martin to play

Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Pirates C Russell Martin (hamstring) will play in the Wild ...
Beaver County Times Sep 30, 2014
Pirates Insider: Teammates expect Martin to be behind the plate

Pirates Insider: Teammates expect Martin to be behind the plate

PITTSBURGH -- There had been speculation among Pirates fans about catcher Russell Martin's availability for Wednesday's National League Wild Card game at PNC Park.
San Jose Mercury News Sep 30, 2014

Pittsburgh Pirates expect to have catcher Russell Martin ready for Giants

Pirates catcher Russell Martin missed the last two regular season games with a tight hamstring, but he already has declared himself ready to go
WILD CARD NOTES: Martin set to get back in lineup Wednesday; McCutchen expects another wild crowd

WILD CARD NOTES: Martin set to get back in lineup Wednesday; McCutchen expects another wild crowd

Even with Russell Martin getting treatment for a tight left hamstring, Pirates backup catcher Chris Stewart doesn’t expect to start Wednesday’s wild card game. “I don’t think there’s any way you can keep him out of the lineup,” Stewart said.… Continue Reading → 

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