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Michael Martinez

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  • Pirates' Harrison proves a worthy All-Star

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Pittsburgh Pirates - INSIDE PITCH DETROIT -- Josh Harrison is validating his surprise selection to the National League All-Star team with an even stronger second half. The Pittsburgh Pirates' 27-year-old utility man...
  • Pirates' McCutchen returns from DL

    The Sports Xchange Pirates' McCutchen returns from DL The Pittsburgh Pirates welcomed back center fielder Andrew McCutchen on Tuesday with his activation from the 15-day disabled list. McCutchen had been sidelined since Aug. 4 with a fracture in his...
  • MLB roundup: McCutchen returns from DL

    The Sports Xchange MLB roundup: McCutchen returns from DL The Pittsburgh Pirates welcomed back center fielder Andrew McCutchen on Tuesday with his activation from the 15-day disabled list. McCutchen had been sidelined since Aug. 4 with a fracture in...
  • Harang helps Braves win fifth straight

    The Sports Xchange By John Perrotto, The Sports Xchange Harang helps Braves win fifth straight PITTSBURGH -- It is rare in these days of pitch counts and relief specialists to see a pitcher work into the ninth inning. Atlanta right-hander Aaron Harang...
  • McCutchen's return not enough to stop Pirates' freefall

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Pittsburgh Pirates - INSIDE PITCH PITTSBURGH -- Even the return of Andrew McCutchen couldn't help the struggling Pittsburgh Pirates. The center fielder and 2013 National League MVP returned to the lineup on...
  • Cole hopes to be activated by the weekend

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Pittsburgh Pirates - INSIDE PITCH PITTSBURGH -- Gerrit Cole was back with the Pirates on Monday, but whether he returns to the active roster for a three-game series this weekend against the National League East-...
  • Pirates look to Cumpton for bullpen help

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Pittsburgh Pirates - INSIDE PITCH PITTSBURGH -- When he was unable to acquire a relief pitcher at the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, Pittsburgh general manager Neal Huntington talked about being confident the...
  • 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....
  • You don't have Mini-Mart to kick around anymore ...

     
    What, no more Mini-Mart? Apparently not. The much-maligned Michael Martinez signed a minor league deal with the Pittsburgh Pirates late last week, ending his three-year tenure with the Phillies that began when they plucked him in the 2010 Rule 5 draft...
  • Who's your pick for Phillies' best manager since the Vet opened in 1971?

    Who's your pick for Phillies' best manager since the Vet opened in 1971?
    Seven of the 13 men who managed the Philadelphia Phillies since Veterans Stadium opened in 1971 were let go before a season ended: Frank Lucchesi, Danny Ozark, Pat Corrales, John Felske, Lee Elia, Nick Leyva and Charlie Manuel. There were few tears when...