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Pirates Call Up Michael Martinez, Casey Sadler Sent to Indianapolis

Pirates Call Up Michael Martinez, Casey Sadler Sent to Indianapolis

The Pittsburgh Pirates have selected the contract of infielder Michael Martinez today and sent pitcher Casey Sadler to Indianapolis. Martinez has hit .229/.279/.317 in 61 games this season, struggling against left-handed pitchers. He can play multiple positions and has played in the Majors in each of the last three seasons. Martinez was added to the 40-man roster.

Josh Harrison was hobbled last night by an ankle injury and while he isn't in today's starting lineup, he will be available for pinch-hit duties if needed. Martinez adds versatility as someone that can play six positions on the field, though he has very little value with the bat....

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