Fryer’s Clutch Hitting Gives Indians A Walk-Off Win

Indianapolis Indians 3,  Columbus Clippers  2 [ box ]     With two outs and two runners in scoring position in the bottom of the 9th, and the Indians trailing the Clippers 2-1, C Eric Fryer came through with a line drive into the right-center field alley, to give the Indians the walk-off win at Victory Field tonight.  Fryer was facing Columbus pitcher Nick Hagadone, who he had also faced during their time at the AA level, so...

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Joe Martinez Traded to Indians

The Pittsburgh Pirates have traded Joe Martinez to the Cleveland Indians for cash considerations, according to Jennifer Langosch.  Jordan Bastian adds that the Pirates will receive either cash considerations or a player to be named later.  Martinez was designated for assignment on December 22nd to make room for Kevin Correia.  He was originally acquired by the Pirates from the San Francisco Giants on July 31st, 2010, along with John...

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Joe Martinez Designated for Assignment

The Pittsburgh Pirates have designated right handed pitcher Joe Martinez for assignment, clearing space for Kevin Correia to be added to the 40-man roster.  The 40-man roster, which has been at 41 men since Friday, is now back to 40. Martinez was acquired in the Javier Lopez trade with the San Francisco Giants last year, along with John Bowker.  In 19.2 innings in 2010 between the Giants and Pirates, Martinez put up a 4.12 ERA, along...

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Pirates Recall Joe Martinez

The Pittsburgh Pirates have recalled right handed pitcher Joe Martinez from Indianapolis.  Martinez was acquired by the Pirates from the San Francisco Giants on July 31st, along with outfielder John Bowker, in exchange for Javier Lopez.  Bowker was recalled by the Pirates when rosters expanded on September 1st. Martinez was used mostly as a starter in AAA after the trade, although he will be used in relief in the majors.  Martinez...

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Candidates To Be Removed From 40-Man Roster

This off-season the Pirates will probably face a much tougher set of roster decisions than they have in years.  Several factors are coming together to create a lot of those decisions.  The team has spent a couple years now accumulating players, very few of whom have established themselves as solid major leaguers.  Many of the players who were acquired as major leaguers, or near-ready major leaguers, are out of options.  Many of the...

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