Russell Martin (hamstring) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Saturday
The injury to Martin will force the light hitting Tony Sanchez into action for an already offensively challenged Pirates team.ANALYST: Ted Schuster
A huge loss for the Pirates obviously. He was not tearing the league apart, but a steady presence behind the plate is essential to a successful rotation, and Martin provided that stability.ANALYST: Ivar G. Anderson
Colin Kaepernick has worked with Kurt Warner on his throwing mechanics this offseason.
Specifically, the story notes that Kaepernick is working on "engaging his lower half" to allow for better touch. It's hard to believe Kurt Warner would know more about throwing mechanics than Jim Harbaugh or any other quarterback coach Kap has ever worked with. This appears to be more fluff than anything else, though is reports from camp suggest there's been a real change to approach or delivery of throwing a football, it could be something worth remembering on draft day. Analysis: Spencer Silva