Tag: Jason Martin

Injury Updates from the Pirates on Gregory Polanco, Jason Martin, Jameson...

The Pittsburgh Pirates gave injury updates to the local media today on nine players via Todd Tomczyk, their Director of Sports Medicine. Adam Berry from MLB.com has the details here, starting with Gregory Polanco: -Jason Martin (shoulder) might be a little behind heading into the spring, but rehab is going well.-Archer, Bell and Marte are all […]
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Breaking Down the Pirates’ 2019 Year-End Payroll

With the season behind us, it’s finally time to look at where the payroll ended up for 2019. I’ve been tracking it since Day 1 of the season, and it’s always fun to analyze changes throughout the year. My favorite part of tracking payroll is to compare the official Competitive Balance Tax numbers released after […]
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Jason Martin Has Shoulder Surgery

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced on Friday night that outfielder Jason Martin recently underwent surgery to repair a left shoulder labral tear. The typical full recovery time is 4-6 months, which would place him at 100% some time between the start of Spring Training and the middle of April. Martin was injured on a play at […]
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Upcoming Pittsburgh Pirates 40-Man Roster Decisions

The Pirates have a roster crunch coming up fast. Sure, it’s fair to question whether it matters much or not, given the excess fat permeating much of the roster. At some point, however, the front office deemed every player under contract worth while enough to employ, so it’s reasonable to assume they would at least […]
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Pirates Add James Marvel to Active Roster

The Pittsburgh Pirates added 25-year-old right-handed pitcher James Marvel to the active roster ahead of Sunday’s game. To make room on the 40-man roster, the Pirates placed Jason Martin on the 60-day injured list. The Pirates also announced that right-handed pitcher Yefry Ramirez has been activated from the injured list and will be in the […]
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Jason Martin is Out for the Season

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced that outfielder Jason Martin will not play again this season due to a dislocated left shoulder. The good news here is that he doesn’t need surgery and would have been ready in about four weeks if this happened earlier in the season, so there is no concern about it affecting his […]
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Pirates Add Five Players to Active Roster, Including Jason Martin and...

The Pittsburgh Pirates have recalled shortstop Cole Tucker, outfielder Jason Martin and pitchers Wei-Chung Wang and Yacksel Rios. They have also purchased the contract of catcher Steven Baron and added him to the active roster. Tucker has already played 41 games with the Pirates this season, hitting .195/.254/.319 in 113 at-bats. He batted .261/.346/.413 in […]
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The 21: Bristol’s Fernando Villegas Hits His Way to Player of...

Every Monday during the minor league season, we take a look at the top performers in the Pittsburgh Pirates farm system, giving scouting reports on the top ten pitchers and top ten hitters from the previous week. The column was originally called Top Performers, then The Twenty. The number 21 obviously has a lot of […]
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The 21: Calvin Mitchell Powers His Way to Player of the...

Every Monday during the minor league season, we take a look at the top performers in the Pittsburgh Pirates farm system, giving scouting reports on the top ten pitchers and top ten hitters from the previous week. The column was originally called Top Performers, then The Twenty. The number 21 obviously has a lot of […]
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Examining Optional Assignments and the Pirates

There are plenty of roster intricacies in the Major League Baseball Rulebook that can be difficult to understand in theory and application: Designated for Assignment, waivers, outright assignment, 25-man roster versus 40-man roster, and service time, just to name a few. These intricacies have consistently interested me, and I always had to rely on sites […]
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