Pirates Recall Outfielder Jason Martin; Kyle Crick Placed on Injured List

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced on Friday afternoon that right-handed pitcher Kyle Crick has been placed on the 10-day injured list. They have recalled outfielder Jason Martin to take his place on the roster.

Martin was expected to be called up yesterday after Corey Dickerson went on the 10-day injured list due to a shoulder injury, but the Pirates wanted to wait an extra day due to a tired bullpen. This appears to be a short-term recall for Martin, who wasn’t in the Opening Day lineup for Indianapolis yesterday. He will likely remain up until one of the injured outfielders can return. Martin hit .304/.304/.739 during Spring Training for the Pirates.

As for Crick, the Pirates had an extra arm in the bullpen, so now they are down to a five starters and seven reliever setup. There was no word on his injury yesterday, so his potential return time is unknown at this point.

John started working at Pirates Prospects in 2009, but his connection to the Pittsburgh Pirates started exactly 100 years earlier when Dots Miller debuted for the 1909 World Series champions. John was born in Kearny, NJ, two blocks from the house where Dots Miller grew up. From that hometown hero connection came a love of Pirates history, as well as the sport of baseball.

When he didn't make it as a lefty pitcher with an 80+ MPH fastball and a slider that needed work, John turned to covering the game, eventually focusing in on the prospects side, where his interest was pushed by the big league team being below .500 for so long. John has covered the minors in some form since the 2002 season, and leads the draft and international coverage on Pirates Prospects. He writes daily on Pittsburgh Baseball History, when he's not covering the entire system daily throughout the entire year on Pirates Prospects.

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