Latest Update Russell Martin expects to start Wednesday Tue Sep, 30, 03:20 PM
Is very athletic for a catcher. He's also intense and focused at the plate. Hits for average, while taking a lot of bases on balls. Can steal a few bags, too. Calls a great game behind the dish and is a leader.
Flaws: : Can be streaky at the plate and behind it (especially in terms of home-run power and when trying to throw out base-stealers). Could stand to be a more efficient base-runner. Appears to be wearing down.
The Pirates will see how it goes with Martin and his hamstring before making their final decision. Obviously they'd rather have him start over Chris Stewart, but if he is limited in any way, it could be a detriment to the club. Stay tuned for further updates.Analyst: Howard Bender
Martin exited Friday's game with a tweaked hamstring and was unable to play on Saturday. The Pirates will consider Martin day-to-day for now, but unless his health takes a turn for the worst it is hard to believe he won't be in the lineup for next week's playoff game against the Giants. Analyst: Matthew Beck
Martin left Friday's game early after tweaking his left hamstring. He'll be considered day-to-day for now but the Pirates may just keep him out Sunday as well as they prepare for their one-game wild card playoff match-up. Chris Stewart is behind the plate Saturday. Analyst: Howard Bender
The Pirates will need a healthy Martin for their playoff push so it wouldn't surprise me to see Martin rest over the next few games.Analyst: Jonathan Impemba