Tag: Michael Martinez

The Important Role That Indianapolis Manager Dean Treanor Plays in the...

International scouting and work overseas has exploded over the past four to five years in baseball, and each organization is looking for each little advantage they can get over the competition. The Pittsburgh Pirates have found a nice token in Indianapolis manager Dean Treanor, who travels down to the Dominican Republic to manage a squad […]
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First Pitch: The Pirates Are Really Trying to Avoid Another Martinez/Nix/Morel...

A lot of things had to go wrong last year to get Michael Martinez, Jayson Nix, and Brent Morel on the Pittsburgh Pirates’ active roster at the same time. Andrew McCutchen went down with an injury on August 3rd, and didn’t return until August 19th. Neil Walker was injured on August 1st, returned for a […]
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Morning Report: Revisiting a Busy Day of Off-Season Signings

On December 18th, the Pittsburgh Pirates announced that they had signed seven players as minor league free agents. The article can be found here listing the following players, pitchers Kyle McPherson, Elvin Ramirez, Brandon Mann, Daniel Schlereth and Adam Wilk, infielder Michael Martinez and first baseman Travis Ishikawa. You probably already know the contributions from […]
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Michael Martinez and Chris McGuiness Clear Waivers

Both infielder Michael Martinez and first baseman Chris McGuiness have cleared waivers and they were both outrighted to AAA Indianapolis. The Pittsburgh Pirates designated both players for assignment within the last week while making room on 40-man roster for John Holdzkom and Chase d’Arnaud. Martinez had multiple stints for the Pirates, hitting .128/.209/.154 in 39 […]
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First Pitch: Who Will the Pirates Call Up When Rosters Expand?

In a little less than a week, rosters will expand around baseball, allowing teams to carry up to 40 guys on the active roster, being limited to anyone on the 40-man roster. For the Pittsburgh Pirates, this will almost certainly mean the arrival of some bullpen arms to help out, along with some extra bench […]
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Andrew McCutchen Activated From the DL, Michael Martinez Optioned to AAA

The Pittsburgh Pirates have activated Andrew McCutchen from the disabled list. To make room on the 25-man roster, they have optioned Michael Martinez to Indianapolis. Today was the first day that McCutchen was eligible to come off the disabled list, and it was expected over the last two days that he would be activated tonight. […]
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The Pirates Bench Shows the Real Problem With This Team, and...

The Pittsburgh Pirates have a horrible bench right now. That includes Michael Martinez, Brent Morel, and Jayson Nix. Morel has a .372 OPS, Nix has a .284 OPS, and Martinez has a .363 OPS. Some of those guys have even been getting starts, due to various struggles and injuries the Pirates have seen. The Pirates […]
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Clint Barmes to Disabled List, Pirates Recall Michael Martinez

The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed infielder Clint Barmes on the 15-day disabled list and recalled infielder Michael Martinez from Indianapolis. The move was made retroactive to June 30th. Martinez was up briefly with the Pirates last month, getting into one game. He has been on a hot streak at the plate recently for Indianapolis, hitting […]
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Pirates Add Vance Worley to Roster, Send Michael Martinez to Indianapolis

As expected, the Pittsburgh Pirates added pitcher Vance Worley to the roster on Sunday and they sent infielder Michael Martinez back to Indianapolis. Worley will make the start for the Pirates today against the Florida Marlins. Worley has made seven starts for Indianapolis this season, posting a 4.30 ERA in 46 innings, with a 4/43 […]
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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 […]
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