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Michael Martinez

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  • Orioles' Zach Britton blocking out distractions as he continues to put together a strong spring

    SARASOTA, Fla. -- Left-hander Zach Britton can't control whether the Orioles add another starting pitcher to an already crowded rotation mix. All he can do is force his way into the discussion with a strong spring. And while there was still buzz...
  • Backup catchers carry Orioles to seventh straight Grapefruit League victory

    Backup catchers carry Orioles to seventh straight Grapefruit League victory
    BRADENTON, Fla. -- The competition for the reserve catcher role may not be the most compelling story in spring training for the Orioles, but it was very much on display in Monday’s 7-6 victory over the host Pittsburgh Pirates at McKechnie Field....
  • Martinez, not Hernandez, rejoins IronPigs

     
    Michael Young's return to the Phillies Monday meant the IronPigs were going to get an infielder back. Thinking the Phillies wanted Cesar Hernandez, the young second baseman who went up when Young went on the breavement list on May 29 after his nine-month-...
  • Phillies lose Cloyd, Valdes on waiver deals

     
    Tyler Cloyd won't be with the Phillies or the IronPigs next season. Cleveland claimed the rigth hander off waivers Tuesday when the Phillies removed him from their 40-man roster. After a spectacular season in 2012 when he was named the top pitcher in...
  • Defense hasn't rested for IronPigs in June

     
    The IronPigs currently own the International League's highest batting average in June, hitting .282. Their ERA of 4.01 for the month is sixth-best in the IL and has reduced their season's mark by nearly half-a-run to 4.4.73. But just as important to...
  • A month after going on the DL, Utley is activated

     
    Now maybe everyone will get a better gauge of what the Phillies can do. After making two rehab starts with Double-A Reading, where he was 0-for-9, the club activated Chase Utley from the disabled list. He'd been out since May......
  • Adams returns to the disabled list

     
    Another day, another Phillie lands on the disabled list. And this time, it's a return patient. Mike Adams was placed on the 15-day DL this afternoon with what the team says is biceps tendonitis. The Phillies set-up man already spent......
  • Young, McDonald get shipped off in trades

     
    It seemed like only a matter of time until Michael Young got traded. After all the talk leading up to the trade deadline, Young was traded to the Dodgers just minutes before midnight. Earlier in the day, John McDonald was......
  • Hernandez added to list of those competiting for outfield gigs

     
    Competition in the outfield continues to grow. Cesar Hernandez can officially be added to the list of “guys competing for a job." The 23-year-old had been a middle infielder his entire minor league career, but was thrown into center field......
  • A frustrating night at Coca-Cola Park ...

     
    Columbus had four at-bats over the 10th, 11th and 12 innings Saturday night with the potential go-ahead run in scoring position, and 14 such plate appearances after the fifth inning. None of them produced a run (1-for-12, sacrifice bunt, walk). The...
  • Asche rises to Brundage's challenge and heads to Phillies

     
    The first phone call, around 11 a.m. -- six hours or so after the IronPigs' buses pulled into the Coca-Cola Park lot following an overnight ride from Pawtucket -- went unanswered the first time. The second as well. The third time IronPigs manager Dave...